While discussing his upcoming meeting Kim Jong Un in Singapore, President Donald Trump argued that he actually doesn’t need to “prepare very much” for the North Korea summit, as he’s instead focused on “attitude.”
“I think I’m very well prepared — I don’t think I have to prepare very much,” Trump said while speaking at the White House today. “It’s about attitude, it’s about willingness to get things done, but I think I’ve been preparing for this summit for a long time, as has the other side.”
He continued by saying that he thinks “this isn’t a question of preparation,” but is instead “a question of whether or not people want it to happen, and we’ll know that very quickly.”
As for the meeting itself, Trump plans on the June 12 summit being “much more than a photo op,” and hopes that it will be “fruitful” and “exciting” for everyone involved. The president also voiced his interest in talking with Kim about denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
“They have to denuke, if they don’t denuclearize, that will not be acceptable,” Trump said. “We cannot take sanctions off — the sanctions are extraordinarily powerful. And I could add a lot more, but I’ve chosen not to do that at this time.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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