At a joint news conference with Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House Monday, President Trump addressed questions regarding a possible summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
He said a meeting was possible and that it “will be a success,” and that while the location for the proposed meeting hasn’t yet been determined, “‘everybody wants it.”
Trump said that Kim has been “very open and very straightforward so far,” talking about getting rid of North Korea’s nuclear testing site, ending nuclear research, testing and launching of ballistic missiles, and that “he has lived up to that “for a long period of time.”
Trump said he is pushing to hold the talks with Kim in the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas, “because you’re actually there,” and if things work out, “there’s a great celebration to be had, on the site.”
During his meeting with Buhari, the first leader from sub-Saharan Africa to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency, Trump said controversial remarks he reportedly made, in which he referred to some developing nations as “s***hole countries,” didn’t come up.
Trump, however, didn’t deny making the comment, and as Buhari chuckled, said: “you do have some countries that are in very bad shape, and very tough places to live in.”
– Brian Naylor I NPR