Trump says the North Korea summit is back on
President Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore after all.
Trump announced the decision after meeting with a North Korean envoy in the Oval Office on Friday, telling reporters, "We'll be meeting on June 12 in Singapore," reports NBC News.
The summit was planned, then scrapped, after tensions rose between the two leaders over whether or not North Korea would be forced to denuclearize. Trump canceled the meeting in a famously overwrought public letter to Kim, but reportedly received a response from Kim that changed his mind.
It's unclear what that response was, exactly, since Trump himself admitted that he hadn't read Kim's letter yet. Trump reportedly said that the letter was "very nice," then moments later said he didn't know what was in it. He apparently had a very positive meeting with North Korean Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol, who came to the White House to deliver the letter and speak with Trump. The president said that he and the North Korean envoy spoke for around two hours, characterizing it as a "positive" step in the relationship.