Trump-Kim Summit Updates: ‘Sometimes You Have to Walk,’ Trump Says as Talks Collapse – The New York Times

Mr. Kim said that his presence at the summit meeting was a sign of his willingness to denuclearize his country.

“If I’m not willing to do that, I won’t be here right now,” he said in response to a reporter’s question before lunch on Thursday.

“That might be the best answer you’ve ever heard,” Mr. Trump replied.

“We’ve had very very productive discussions,” Mr. Trump added. “The relationship is as good as it’s ever been, I think better.”

When a reporter asked Mr. Kim whether he was willing to take concrete steps toward denuclearization, he said, “That’s what we are discussing right now.”

After Mr. Kim said the United States would be welcome to open a liaison office in North Korea, Mr. Trump signaled his interest in the idea. “I actually think it’s a good idea, both ways,” Mr. Trump said.

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