President Trump Remarks on North Korea Summit CSPAN June 1, 2018 5:27pm-5:46pm EDT
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after they left the white house, president trump spoke to reporters, where he announced the summit was back on for june 12 after initially canceling the meeting last month. >> mr. president, can you talk to us? meetingp: we will be june 12 in singapore. days doingent two this. you people will have to travel because he will be in singapore and i think it will be a process. the relationships are building and that is positive. >> what is your stance on what the north koreans are willing to do? things alongother
the lines accurately want to develop as a country. that is going to happen, i have no doubt. ofare involved in terms getting everything and we are going to help in the process very much. of veryyou see a lot positive things happening in china and presidency -- president xi. -- we will beel in singapore. you're talking about years of hostility and problems, years of hatred between some many different nations, but i think you will have a very positive result in the end. >> you appeared to question their sincerity in your letter
last week. have they gone far enough now? mr. trump: my letter was a response to their letter. the media forgot that. they say i canceled. i did not cancel. i think they are totally over that and we are meeting with the and i thinkjune 12 it is probably going to remember what i say. we will see what we will see. but it is going to be a process we deserve to have. they want it. we think it is important. and i think we would be making a big mistake if we do not have it. i think we will have a relationship and it will start on june 12. >> what can be done on june 12 -- president trump: this was a
meeting where a letter was given to meet i kim jong-un on -- by kim jong-un on come and that was and it was an, very nice letter. how would you like to see that letter? it was a very interesting letter, and i may be able to give at you and you will be able to see it, and maybe fairly soon. really, this was a letter presentation that ended up being a two-hour conversation. >> [indiscernible] president trump: because we found the whole subject that are very interesting and because i really think they want to do something, and if it is possible, so do we. >> [indiscernible] president trump: i think all we will do there is be there on june 12. mike has been dealing very well, having a very good relationship with mike pompeo, the secretariat of state.
this was going to be a delivery of a letter, and it ended up being a two-hour conversation with the second most powerful man in north korea. >> [indiscernible] president trump: we talked about almost everything. we talked about a lot. and we talked about sanctions. >> [indiscernible] president trump: i do not want to say. we talked about a lot of things, we really did, but the big deal will be on june 12. again, it is a process. we are not going to sign -- go in and signs of the on june 12. we never were. we will start the process, and i told them today, take your time, we can go fast, we can go slowly, but i think they would like to see something happen him and him to work that out, it will be good. the process will begin on june 12 in singapore. >> is a committed to
denuclearization -- is he committed to denuclearization? president trump: yes. i told him to be honest, we have sanctions. we would not take sanctions all. the sanctions are very powerful. you have seen how powerful they are. you will see how purple sanctions are when it comes to iran. and atave sanctions on, a sort in point, i look forward to the sanctions off of north korea. >> talk about human rights. president trump: we did not talk about human rights. >> will you talk about it on june 12? president trump: maybe. we did not talk about human rights. >> [indiscernible] president trump: yeah, we did. they asked about sanctions. >> [indiscernible] president trump: excuse me. >> [indiscernible] president trump: and will remain what it is now. i do not want to use the term maximum pressure anymore, because we are getting along, we
see the relationship. it is not a matter of maximum pressure. at some hopefully a deal for the good of millions of people will be worked out. >> the state of relations now between the united states and north korea after your meeting? president trump: i think they are ok, and i think they are good. we have relationships it with a couple of other countries, probably not, right? but i think the relationship we have now with north korea is as good it has been in a long time. there had been no relationship under the previous administration. it was nothing, it was nothing . it was just a nothing. nothing was done. hey, folks, this should not be up to me. this should have been handled alone, though, many years ago, not only by president obama, but presidentsents -- that preceded me. >> north korean economic aid?
president trump: south korea will do that. i do not the united states will have to spend -- i think south korea will do it. i think china will help out. i think japan will help out. i do not see united they spending a lot of money. we had three hostages. how much money did we spend for the three hostages? we are very far away. we are very far away. those places are very close, in the neighborhood, within a thousand miles away. so i already told south korea, you are going to have to get ready, and japan, also. and i think they really want to see something great happen. japan does, south korea does, and i think china does, that is no their neighborhood. >> yesterday you were concerned about the meeting with lavrov with kim jong-un. president trump: i did not like it, but it could be positive. i did not like the russian
meeting yesterday great i said, what is the purpose of that? but it could be a positive meeting. if it is positive, i love it. it is a negative meeting, i am not happy, and it could well be a positive meeting. >> [indiscernible] president trump: that could happen. that could happen. we talked about it. we talked about ending the war. -- itar has been going on has got to be the longest war, almost 70 years, and there's the possibility something like that -- that is more of a signing of a document that it is very important in one day, historically it is very important, but we've will see. we did discuss that, the ending of the korea war. can you believe there was never an ending to the korean war? we're talking about 70 years. >> [indiscernible] president trump: we're going to discuss it prior to the meeting. that is something that could come out. there is something that maybe could come out of the meeting. >> where is china on this? president trump: i think china
would like to see a positive result. i haven a lot of good relations with chairman xi. he is really a very wonderful guy. he is a man that loves china, however. he wants to do what is best for china. i think china and president xi would love to see something happen here. >> are you going to guarantee him security, and how would you do that? president trump: we're going to make sure it is a core, that when this is over it is over. it will not be starting up again. and they have the potential to be a great country. and i think south korea is going to help a lot, japan, china will help a lot. >> [indiscernible] president trump: that is a very complicated question, friendly, but you will see that. >> when you're gave your , you spokeeoul about the bright promise if world ofea joins the
nations. president trump: their incredible people. i think it will be a great success. we will see you on june 12, and a little bit before that. and how is sarah doing, ok? >> [indiscernible] president trump: which one? i told him, i think you are going to probably have others. wouldn't be wonderful if everything was settled after sitting down for a couple hours. i do not see that happening. i said friendly, take your time. -- frankly, take your time. one of thing i did do, very important, we had hundreds of new sanctions ready to go on, and he did not best the director did not -- the director did not ask that i will put them on until the talks break down. we have hundreds ready to go. why would i do that when we are talking to nicely? >> so this was more of a
personal diplomacy -- president trump: a getting to know you meeting spots, and that -- plus -- getting to know you meeting plus -- >> [indiscernible] president trump: i have not seen the letter. i have not opened the letter. i did not open it in front of the director i said, would you want me to open it? it later.u can read i may be in for a big surprise, folks. [laughter] it has been ap: terrible deal for the united states. people are signed to see it. a year over $100 billion with mexico canada is very restrictive in taking our agricultural products. a lot of these countries
including the european union, they charge five times the terrace -- they've charge five times what we charge for terrace, and i believe in the word "reciprocal." that has not been done. other president has ever done that. that is going to be done now. we're talking about nafta. to be honest, i would not mind seeing night that where you go by different name where you make a separate deal with canada and a separate deal with mexico, because you're talking about a very different to countries. -- too countries. i would not mind seeing a separate deal with countries -- canada. these are very different countries. it has been a lousy deal for the united states from day one. we lose a fortune with mexico. it is not going to happen like that anymore. mexico has taken our car
companies, a big percentage of them, and we cannot do that. look, the american worker agrees with me. obviously, the stock market agrees because when you are looking what is going on with the stocks, you are starting to see if break. when you look at the european union and see the terrace they charge, that is not fair trade. i want fair trade. i like fair trade. at the minimum, we are going to have fair trade, and we're going to have it and to be honest with you, they cannot believe that they have gotten away with this for so many decades. -- canada-- president trump: they take advantage of us economically. i love canada. i love mexico. i love 'em. $100exico is making over
million a year because they have strong laws and we have horrible laws. border laws.ble they do not want to. when they want to, then i will be happy. have a good chance of doing some great deals that were make america great again, right? that is what we are doing. but america has picked up -- we have made about $8 trillion in value, doubled the size of the economy of china. we have picked up a lot of value, a lot of wealth since i have been president, more than $8 trillion. that is a very low number, because we are talking stock market well. i am talking beyond that. our companies are doing great, we are doing great, our military is rebuilding. we have a lot of great things going. they're going to straighten out trade. trade will be easy. in other countries understand.
-- and other countries understand. they look at me as if i was in closed doors, and they essentially say we cannot believe we have gotten away with this for so long. it is like you guys cannot believe he has gone away -- -- >> what about the agenda for -- president trump: i want everybody to watch. we have such a great country right now at this level, i do not think we have ever been on an economic scale, you look at 3.8%, we have the lowest numbers of unemployment that we have had is at 50 years? i think it's 50 years, right? we have some of the best economic numbers we have ever had as a nation, and that goes a long way. we're building something very special. twice the size of our economy, twice the size of china. great meeting today. idea was a great start. >> what is on the agenda?
president trump: a lot of relaxation, a lot of work. i am negotiating trade deals. i am working, working hard for you people. have a good time. thank you. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2018] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> congress returns next week from holiday. the senate back monday to the nominations for judicial nominations. the house returns tuesday to work on its first federal spending hills for 2019, 20 funding energy, v.a., and health operations.
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