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Trump: Meetings on potential North Korea summit going 'very well'

Trump: Meetings on potential North Korea summit going 'very well'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report MORE continued to hint Saturday at the possibility of reinstating his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, two days after canceling the meeting

Trump told reporters at the White House late Saturday that talks with North Korean officials about a potential summit to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula continue to go "very well" despite his statement this week calling such a meeting "inappropriate at this time."

The two leaders had planned to meet in Singapore on June 12.

"I just want to mention we're doing very well in terms of the summit with North Korea. Looks like it's going along very well," Trump said.

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"If we got that done and if we can be successful in the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, it would be a great thing for North Korea," Trump added. "It would be a great thing for South Korea, be great for Japan and great for the world — great for the United States, great for China."

Trump added that there was "a lot of goodwill" on the North Korean side, despite accusing North Korean officials of "tremendous anger and hostility" toward the United States just days ago.

"And I think there's a lot of goodwill. I think people want to see if we can get the meeting and get something done," he said Saturday.

In his letter to Kim canceling the summit, Trump called the withdrawal a "tremendous setback."

"I believe this is a tremendous setback for North Korea and, indeed, a setback for the world," Trump said.

“Some day, I look very much forward to meeting you,” he added, addressing Kim. “If you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write.”

The White House, so far, is still planning to send a team to Singapore in the event that the summit does take place.