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Dennis Rodman looking to cash in on Trump-Kim summit

Dennis Rodman looking to cash in on Trump-Kim summit

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has boasted that the U.S. president brought North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to his "hands and knees" after cancelling a high-profile summit. "I think that could happen", Trump responded, adding Un would be invited to the White House.

"I don't think I have to prepare very much". It's about the attitude.

The unofficial guest list of individuals flying into Singapore while the summit occurs, however, has been growing daily, now including former White House aide Sebastian Gorka, Fox News host Sean Hannity, and former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman, who has made several trips to North Korea and describes Kim Jong-un as a "friend".

Trump, who spent the morning before meeting Abe firing off a dozen unrelated tweets, added: "I think I've been prepared for this summit for a long time, as has the other side".

The commander-in-chief also said the sit-down with Kim would likely be only the beginning of the process - and dismissed a suggestion that it would only amount to a photo-op.

Rob Taub: I think that we don't really know.

As the pool spray concluded and reporters left the room, Trump said that while he'd "love to" play golf during the summit, he won't.

"It is pointing out that the president is the stronger figure", Mr Giuliani, who is Mr Trump's lawyer, said.

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Before the reception, amid ongoing memes and questions about her boss, Ms Grisham said the "nonsense" was fuelled by the media. Mrs Trump made her worldwide debut as first lady at last year's G7 summit in Italy, and went on to attend the G20 in Germany.

Trump has made clear he prefers a bilateral deal to reduce the USA trade deficit with Japan, while Abe's government says multilateral agreements would be best. I never said it goes in one meeting. "It would be wonderful if it were".

While the North has kept mum on its summit preparations, Trump's and his Twitter messages are a rare "credible" source of relevant information. Japan has been directly menaced by North Korean missiles fired over its waters and land, and is seen as a primary target because of its decades-long security alliance with the United States and the presence of US forces on its soil.

Donald Trump is seeking to get North Korea to agree to denuclearize. "We'll see what happens".

Bolton will join President Trump and what is believed to be a short list of American diplomats for the Singapore meeting on Tuesday, likely including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

"He has indicated to me personally that he's prepared to denuclearize. It's not too far for North Korea".

Pompeo plans to stay in the region following the summit to meet with officials from Japan and South Korea and to travel to China, an important North Korean ally, to discuss the next steps involving Pyongyang.

But before tackling the thorny trade issue, Mr. Trump expressed unbridled optimism - and confidence - about his June 12 tete-a-tete with Mr. Kim in Singapore. Japan had been briefed ahead of time on Trump's decision to temporarily cancel the Kim summit following a hostile statement from the North, the official said. Subject always to change.


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