Abe will use the possible summit to confront Kim on the long-simmering issue of Japanese nationals abducted by the North in the 1970s and 1980s to train its spies.
Trump continued, "I want to have a good relationship with North Korea... if you remember, if you're fair, and most of you aren't, but if you're fair, when I came in people thought we were probably going to war with North Korea". "He's focused more on the optics than the policy, which is a trend we've seen throughout this presidency".
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"It's going to take a little bit of toughness at the beginning", he added.
According to Trump, the two leaders privately discussed human rights and Kim reacted "very well".
The poll demonstrated major differences across party lines: 49% of Republicans called the summit a success for the U.S., while 16% of independents and only 5% of Democrats said the same.
Vice President Pence told lawmakers that semiannual war games would cease, contingent upon North Korea following through on efforts to denuclearize.
President Donald Trump admires how North Korean President Kim Jong-un is deferentially treated by his citizens. But they need us more than we need them - President Trump is right about that - and we should be strong.
Trump was optimistic following his meeting but the Israeli intelligence report says, "the USA retreated from its positions on several issues relating to North Korea's nuclear program".
"You can't ignore an enormous power with a land border and a determination to make North Korea its business".
Trump also said it was his idea to suspend joint U.S.
"We're very close to getting it started", Trump said.
When a reporter suggested that "war games" is North Korea's term, Mr. Trump said, "That's my term".
President Donald Trump's Art of the Deal ghostwriter said that the president would "murder as many enemies as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un" if he had the same power and lack of outcome. Nobody wants to report that, ' Trump said.
With regard to the possibility of the US withdrawing troops from the South, the official said that it is an issue between the South and the North and should not be a topic for negotiations between the USA and the North.