After meeting with North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol, the country’s former spy chief and essentially dictator Kim Yong Un’s right-hand man, President Donald Trump announced that the previously canceled June 12th summit in Singapore was back on. At the same time, he managed expectation of the meeting, characterizing it as more of a “get to know you” affair rather than groundbreaking peace talks between North Korea and America.
Speaking to reporters after getting in a photo op with the North Korean official, the president revealed that Kim Yong Chol had delivered a letter written by the North Korean leader. The way Trump initially described the letter, one would assume he had read it, as he heaped praise upon it while teasing its contents to the press.
“Don’t forget, this was a meeting where a letter was given to me by Kim Jong Un and that letter was a very nice letter,” the president declared. “Oh, would you like to see what was in that letter? How much? How much? How much?”
Asked by a reporter if he could give them a “flavor of the letter,” POTUS said that it was a “very interesting letter” and that hopefully he’ll be able to share it “fairly soon.”
Eight minutes later, the president was asked about his response to the letter and if he sent anything back with the North Korean envoy to give to Kim. That’s when we got this:
“No, I haven’t seen the letter yet. I purposely didn’t open the letter. I didn’t open it in front of the director. I said ‘Would you want me to open it?’ He said you can read it later. I could be in for a big surprise, folks.”
Watch the clip above, via CNN.