February 27, 2019

Amid Michael Cohen claims, Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un work on North Korea nuke deal

Featuring Kristine Lee

Source: USA Today

Journalist David Jackson

President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un opened the second day of their summit here Thursday by tamping down the prospects of a major nuclear weapons deal, even as Trump grapples with criminal accusations against him back in the United States.

While predicting success "ultimately," Trump told reporters that "doesn't mean we're doing it in one day, in one meeting." Trump said he and Kim are "having very good discussions" and "we'll see where it all goes."

Kim taking the unprecedented step of answering a western reporter's question, said "it's too early to say" whether there will be a deal, but "I would not say I’m pessimistic.”

Kim, through an interpreter, told Trump, "I will do all my best to bring a good result ultimately today."

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Authors

  • Kristine Lee

    Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Kristine Lee is an Associate Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where she focuses on U.S. alliances and partnershi...