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Trump declares June summit with Kim Jong-un back on


President Donald Trump ends his rally Thursday, May 10, in Elkhart, Indiana. The Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” played as Trump exited the venue. Trump recently announced the summit with North Korea is back on for June 12 in Singapore. Matt Begala Buy Photos

Following a week of uncertainty after President Donald Trump canceled a June 12 summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, Trump announced Friday the summit is back on.

The summit is once again scheduled as originally planned to happen: June 12 in Singapore. 

In a statement May 24, Trump canceled the summit over what he called "tremendous anger and open hostility." 

The summit was rescheduled after Trump received a letter from Jong-un and met with senior North Korean official Kim Yong-chol on Friday. The meeting was the first time a North Korean official had entered the White House since 2000, when Bill Clinton received a North Korean envoy, and could be the beginning of warmer relations between historically opposed nations.

Trump told White House reporters soon after the meeting it was a "very nice letter," but moments later said he had purposely not opened the letter yet.

The first time the summit was canceled, Trump said North Korea would have to dismantle its nuclear weapons program quickly and over a short period of time; however, nuclear disarmament could take as long as 15 years, according to a report from the New York Times.

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