[Ed. – Saw Trump’s arrival in South Korea a few hours ago. It would have to be soon. Bets? Any other time or president and one would say, Impossible. 2019 and Trump? Chance marginally exceeding zero. Xi would be apoplectic, of course.]
President Trump on Friday said he would be willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea after the Group of 20 (G-20) summit that’s taking place this weekend in Japan.
“After some very important meetings, including my meeting with President Xi of China, I will be leaving Japan for South Korea (with President Moon). While there, if Chairman Kim of North Korea sees this, I would meet him at the Border/DMZ just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!” Trump tweeted. …
The Hill delayed publishing news of the trip earlier in the week at the request of the White House, which cited security concerns about publicizing the president’s plans that far in advance.
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Asked Friday at the G-20 about the possibility of meeting with Kim at the DMZ, Trump described it as a spur of the moment idea and said “I just thought of it this morning.”