President Trump on Friday said a nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could still take place on June 12, just one day after he canceled it.
“We’ll see what happens. It could even be the 12th,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before leaving for the U.S. Naval Academy to deliver a commencement address.
“They very much want to do it. We’d like to do it. We’re going to see what happens,” Trump added.
North Korea issued a conciliatory statement on Thursday night in response to Trump’s decision to scrap his meeting with Kim. “We reiterate to the U.S. that there is a willingness to sit down at any time, in any way, to solve the problem,” a top North Korean official said.
The president responded that “it was a very nice statement they put out” and said the U.S. is still “talking to them now,” referring to the North Koreans.