President Donald Trump says North Korea has a "substantial arsenal" of nuclear weapons and the summit should have happened five years ago.
At a news conference Tuesday after his meeting with Kim Jong Un, Trump discussed efforts to press him to get rid of its nuclear weapons.
The president says that the U.S. doesn't have a lot of intelligence on the country but that "we have enough intelligence to know that what they have is very substantial."
The president says Kim understands what the U.S. has been pushing for in the talks. Trump says, "I think he's going to do these things."
President Donald Trump says he thinks "we'll probably need another summit"— or at least a second meeting — with North Korea's Kim Jong Un as they discuss Kim's commitment to denuclearization.
But Trump told reporters in Singapore on Tuesday that he and Kim were able to cover far more ground than he'd expected.
He says, "We're much further along than I would have thought."
Trump answered reporters' questions at a free-wheeling press conference before returning to the U.S.
He appeared to be enjoying himself as he went back and forth with the press.
President Donald Trump says he really believes North Korea's Kim Jong Un is going to make good on his promise to denuclearize.
Trump said Tuesday near the end of a lengthy press conference in Singapore that he may be wrong about Kim, but he'll never admit it.
Trump jokes that he "may stand before you in six months and say, 'Hey, I was wrong.'" But he says, "I don't know that I'll ever admit that."
Trump appeared to be in a good spirits as he answered questions for almost an hour following a day of meetings with Kim and other North Korean officials.
He ended by congratulating reporters and saying he's eager to "take it a little bit easy" now that the highly anticipated summit is over.
President Donald Trump has stunned the Korean Peninsula by announcing the stoppage of U.S.-South Korean annual war games that have long been defended as defensive and vital by the allies.
Trump spoke to reporters after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday and essentially took the North Korean line on the military exercises, calling them "provocative."
The 28,500 U.S. troops are stationed in South Korea.
Trump called the war games "tremendously expensive," suggested South Korea didn't contribute enough and said they would be "inappropriate" as the U.S. and North Korea negotiate a new relationship.
A statement from South Korean President Moon Jae-in says the Trump-Kim summit opens a new era of peace and cooperation. The statement did not address Trump's comments about the drills.
Seoul's presidential office told the Associated Press that it was trying to discern the exact meaning and intent of Trump's comments.