Trump Issues First Statement Since Meeting One-on-One With Kim Jong Un

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June 11, 2018Jun 11, 2018

President Donald Trump issued his first statement after meeting one-on-one with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the discussions were going “very, very good.”

“Excellent relationship,” Trump added.

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Trump's remarks were the first indication of how the historic summit is unfolding.

President Trump made history on Monday as he shook hands with Jong Un before holding the closed-door meeting with only interpreters present to discuss a potential denuclearization deal.

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After exiting the private meeting, Trump and Jong Un reconvened for a working lunch with U.S. and North Korean officials to get into details of a possible deal.

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"We'll get it done," Trump told Kim Jong Un before the press was dismissed from the room.

Several analysts on CNN also speculated the body language between the two world leaders was largely positive, which is another good sign for the historic negotiations.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo previously said the only acceptable outcome for the U.S. is the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. The U.S. is offering to “take actions that will provide [North Korea] sufficient certainty that they can be comfortable denuclearization isn't something that ends badly for them," Pompeo added.

It's unclear whether Jong Un is serious about getting rid of his nation's nuclear weapons.

Meanwhile, the world is waiting for President Trump to tweet more details about his conversations with Jong Un.

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