Trump talks locations for North Korea summit

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop appeared to support the push for a Trump peace prize Monday when she told ABC radio today the US President deserved to be honoured if helped broker peace on the Korean peninsula.

South Korea was dismissed as a venue because of apparent concerns it could highlight Seoul's role in enabling the historic meeting and take the spotlight away from Trump.

US officials said they are viewing these statements carefully; in the past, North Korea's idea of denuclearization has included demands that the USA withdraw its troops from South Korea and pull back its nuclear defense umbrella over the region.

Mr Moon responded by saying Mr Trump should get it.

Although North Korea has a history of breaking its commitments to the U.S., Mr. Trump said Mr. Kim "has been very open and very straightforward so far".

The mentioning of a border site for the meeting comes after high-level talks between Kim and South Korea President Moon Jae-in, also held at the Peace House.

President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally in Washington Township, Michigan, on April 28. "That's very nice, thank you".

"There is something that I thought was intriguing", Trump said. This process has momentum and Trump wants to continue the theatrics to continue the momentum to see if we have a turning point here.

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"I think we're looking at the Libya model of 2003, 2004", said Bolton, naming an example of effective denuclearization that his administration might not want Kim Jong-un to dwell on at length, given how things worked out for the dictator in question.

But some were skeptical about Trump's chances - including his own son.

As recently as January of this year, Trump took to Twitter to threaten nuclear engagement against Kim and North Korea, just months after using his favorite social media site to label Kim "Rocket Man".

A senior adviser to Mr Moon told Reuters last week that the South Korean government had a "comprehensive roadmap" that it was sharing with the United States ahead of Mr Trump's meeting with Mr Kim.

Trump said he is still confident the summit will happen, and he thinks will be a success.

To whet Kim's appetite for a deal, Moon on Friday handed Kim a computer thumb drive that contained detailed plans to rebuild the North's decrepit economy if Kim denuclearizes his country, aides to Moon said.

As The Independent notes, Moon previously said Trump "deserves big credit for bringing about the inter-Korean talks".

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