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 TrumpDavid Axelrod after Ginsburg cancer treatment: Supreme Court vacancy could 'tear this country apart' EU says it will 'respond in kind' if US slaps tariffs on France Ginsburg again leaves Supreme Court with an uncertain future 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) HaleyThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Nikki Haley voices 'complete support' for Pence The Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters 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 PompeoBill Maher says he's 'glad' David Koch is dead Trump spurs new wave of economic angst by escalating China fight Trump on North Korean projectile launches: Kim 'likes testing missiles' MORE following his meeting Sunday with Kim and top North Korean officials. Trump will have lunch with Pompeo later Tuesday.