President Trump Donald John TrumpTlaib to join in protest calling for Trump impeachment Ex-Trump campaign aide says he might not cooperate in house Trump to meet with former Yemen hostage: White House MORE said Wednesday he would be “very disappointed” if reports that North Korea has started rebuilding a key missile site try to be true.
Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump did not confirm or deny the reports which he called “very early.” But he suggested it could throw another in his effort to strike a nuclear agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“I would be very, very disappointed in Chairman Kim,” the president said. I will be, but we’ll see what happens. ”
Trump voiced confidence that he would eventually reach an agreement with Kim, despite the failure of their nuclear summit in Vietnam and subsequent reports on missile activity.
I’ll take a laugh ok. It will ultimately get solved, ”he said.
Multiple news outlets reported on Tuesday that satellite images showed reconstruction at a launch facility near the Chinese border that had begun dismantling before Kim’s first summit with Trump last summer in Singapore.
The development sparked fears that Pyongyang is beginning to ramp up nuclear and ballistic missile tests that were suspended while Trump and Kim have attempted. to broker an agreement.
Trump left his second summit last week in Hanoi empty-handed after talks broke down amid differences over the steps Kim must take to his country of nuclear weapons. Nuclear diplomacy with Kim has been Trump’s No. 1 foreign policy priority.