U.S. team heading to Singapore to work on summit
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local):
The White House says a team is still heading to Singapore this weekend to work on logistics for a possible summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday that the “pre-advance team for Singapore will leave as scheduled in order to prepare should the summit take place.”
Trump canceled the June 12 summit on Thursday, but then a day later suggested it could be back on track.
The White House team will be led by Joe Hagin, who is deputy chief of staff for operations. An advance team goes out ahead of all scheduled presidential teams.
President Donald Trump is suggesting the potentially historic North Korean summit he had suddenly called off might be getting back on track.
His sights set on a meeting that has raised hopes for a halt in North Korea’s nuclear weapons development, Trump welcomed the North’s conciliatory response to his Thursday letter withdrawing from the Singapore summit with Kim Jong Un.
Rekindling hopes, Trump said it was even possible the meeting could take place on the originally planned June 12 date. The sweetening tone was just the latest change in a roller-coaster game of brinkmanship.