Trump says planned meeting with Kim Jong Un 'may not work out'

An uncertain-sounding President Trump is casting doubt on his upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump said Tuesday his planned Singapore summit with Kim “may not work out for June 12,” but could “happen later.”

The President speculated as he met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House to discuss efforts to establish peace between the two Koreas.

But plans have been thrown into turmoil after North Korea pulled out of planned peace talks with South Korea last week, objecting to long-scheduled joint military exercises between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea forces.

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North Korea has also threatened to abandon the planned Trump-Kim meeting over the U.S. insistence on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.

“If it doesn’t happen, maybe it will happen later,” Trump said Tuesday. “You never know about deals. I’ve made a lot of deals. You never really know.”

Moon was slightly more optimistic, saying that they are “one step closer” to the dream of a denuclearized Korean Peninsula.

He believes Kim is “serious” about the talks and says North Korea has a chance to be a great country, and he is urging Kim to “seize this opportunity.”