White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released photos of an Easter weekend meeting between recently confirmed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Great to have Secretary Pompeo confirmed. He will do an excellent job helping @POTUS lead our efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. (photos from previously confirmed Easter weekend trip) pic.twitter.com/o4RNDKVmah
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) April 26, 2018
Pompeo traveled to North Korea before his confirmation in his role as CIA director to conduct a meeting ahead of an expected summit between President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader. The shock meeting was revealed weeks later with Trump expressing optimism of the results of the meeting.
“They had a great meeting,” Trump said of the summit Thursday on Fox & Friends noting that he did not give up any concessions in exchange for the meeting. “This is a much more dangerous ballgame now, but I will tell you it’s going very well.”