Less than two hours before he was scheduled to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump criticized reporting about the summit, and argued the two nations would work together for denuclearization.
“All false reporting (guessing) on my intentions with respect to North Korea,” Trump tweeted from his hotel in Hanoi.
“Kim Jong Un and I will try very hard to work something out on Denuclearization & then making North Korea an Economic Powerhouse. I believe that China, Russia, Japan & South Korea will be very helpful!” he added.
Trump is scheduled to meet Kim Wednesday at about 6:30 p.m. local time during the two-day summit on denuclearization of the communist nation. The first meeting between the two leaders was June 2018.
Earlier on Wednesday, Trump met with Vietnamese leaders and touted the business relationship between the U.S. and the country.
Trump said the Vietnamese economy was “thriving” in part because of its relationship with the U.S. — and used it as an example of what is possible for North Korea if they agree to denuclearize.
“We [Trump and Kim] both felt very good about having this very important summit in Vietnam because you really are a good example of what can happen,” Trump said after meeting with the Vietnamese president.
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