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White House: ‘No Date Set’ For Trump-Kim Jong Un Summit

Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to commit to the original May deadline of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in a Tuesday press briefing.

“We are continuing to move forward. The offer was extended and accepted and we’re continuing to move forward in that process. We still don’t have a set time or date on that front,” Sanders said. Sanders statement follows White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah’s statement Monday careful language that “we’re looking forward to a potential summit some months in advance.”

Trump agreed to North Korea’s offer weeks earlier delivered by an emissary from the South Korean government. North Korea has yet to publicly react to Trump’s acceptance of their offer though he reportedly made a surprise visit to Beijing Monday, in his first foreign trip abroad.