President Trump implied that he has negotiated with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago in West Palm Beach, FL on Tuesday. Trump said that he is planning to meet Kim in person by June.
"We've had talks at the highest level," Trump said. Later Tuesday afternoon, the Washington Post reported that CIA director Mike Pompeo traveled to Pyongyang to meet with the North Korean leader over Easter weekend.
The president explained more details at a photo op later:
"We have had direct talks at very high levels, extremely high levels, with North Korea," Trump said. "A lot of good things are happening. As I always say, we'll see what happens."
"Ultimately, it is the end result that counts. Not the fact that we're thinking about having a meeting or having a meeting," Trump added.
"We have not picked a site yet, but we have picked five sites where we are potentially going to be, but we'll see what happens," Trump also said. "We'll either have a very good meeting, or we won't have a good meeting. Maybe we won't even have a meeting at all... But I think this is a great chance to solve a world problem."
Trump and Abe's full comments: