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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 TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict 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. 

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The president spoke after announcing his ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki HaleyNikki HaleyThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - All US adults now eligible for COVID vaccines Parade of 2024 GOP hopefuls court House conservatives Oddsmakers say Harris, not Biden, most likely to win 2024 nomination, election 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 PompeoMike PompeoThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - All US adults now eligible for COVID vaccines Parade of 2024 GOP hopefuls court House conservatives Pompeo violated ethics rules, State Dept. watchdog finds MORE following his meeting Sunday with Kim and top North Korean officials. Trump will have lunch with Pompeo later Tuesday.