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>> Whether or not it happens. If it does, that'll be great. It'll be a great thing for North Korea and if it doesn't, that's okay too.>> President Trump on Tuesday hedging his bets on his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying it may not take place as planned.
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>> You know there is a chance that it'll work out. There's a chance, it's very substantial chance it won't work out. I don't wanna waste a lot of time and I'm sure he doesn't wanna waste a lot of time. So there's a very substantial chance that it won't work out, and that's okay.
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That doesn't mean it won't work out over a period of time, but it may not work out for June 12th. But there is a good chance that we'll have the meeting.>> Trump raised doubts about the June 12th summit in Singapore as he sat next to South Korean President, Moon Jae-in, who came to Washington to urge Trump not to let a rare opportunity slip away.
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If the summit is ultimately called off or fails, it would be a major blow to what Trump and his supporters hope will be the biggest achievement of his presidency. Reuters correspondent, Matt Spetalnick.>> One of the biggest concerns is that the summit simply falls through. Another would be that Trump goes to the summit with no clear commitment from North Korea, thereby setting the summit up for failure.
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The president has staked a lot on the outcome of this summit. The latest rhetoric, threats and warnings from North Korea, leads you to wonder just how much of a chance of success there is here.>> White House aides said Trump has privately been wondering whether Kim is serious about the summit after an abrupt change in tone last week.
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When North Korea suggested the meeting could be canceled if it was pushed toward unilateral nuclear abandonment. North Korea also condemned Trump's hawkish National Security Advisor, John Bolton, for proposing that it should follow the model of Libya. Whose leader at the time, Muammar Gaddafi, gave up weapons of mass destruction only to find himself on the receiving end of a US-led regime change and a bayonet a few years later.
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>> We will guarantee a safety.>> But Trump on Tuesday tried to allay Kim's fears, reiterating comments from last week, saying Kim's safety would be guaranteed and that his country would be rich if he denuclearized.>> He will be extremely happy if something works out.