Trump weighing 'three or four' locations for second North Korea summit

Trump weighing 'three or four' locations for second North Korea summit
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Countdown clock is on for Mueller conclusions Omar: White supremacist attacks are rising because Trump publicly says 'Islam hates us' MORE on Tuesday said his administration is preparing for a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and they are considering three or four locations.  

"It is happening and we're setting that up right now," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, adding that "we'll probably do a different location" than their first meeting in Singapore.  

"We're talking about three or four different locations," he said. 


The president spoke after announcing his ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyPentagon sends B-52 bombers to Europe for exercises amid tensions with Russia Overnight Health Care: Trump officials sued over Medicaid work requirements in New Hampshire | Analysis contradicts HHS claims on Arkansas Medicaid changes | Azar signals HHS won't back down on e-cigs 40 years of Iranian threats against Israel and few pay any attention MORE, is leaving her post at the end of the year

Trump heaped praise on Kim and said the media has been unfair in critiquing the progress of the president's push to denuclearize North Korea.  

"I like him. He likes me," Trump said of the North Korean leader.

Regional experts have questioned whether Kim has followed through on his promise to dismantle key parts of his nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. 

Nonetheless, Trump has decided to push ahead with a second meeting, believing his relationship with Kim can result in a breakthrough. 

The president said he has spoken with Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoFive things to watch as AIPAC conference kicks off US sanctions Venezuelan bank after Guaidó aide's arrest The Hill's Morning Report — Washington readies for Mueller end game MORE following his meeting Sunday with Kim and top North Korean officials. Trump will have lunch with Pompeo later Tuesday.