From: Jerome CARTILLIER
Date: June 30, 2019 at 5:15:30 PM GMT+9
Subject: Travel pool report #18 - Trump speaking to the pool
After saying goodbye to Kim, President Trump stopped for a few minutes to talk with the pool inside the Freedom House (Mike Pompeo standing behind him).
Highlights below (the remarks were broadcasted live).
« We just had a very very good meeting with Chairman Kim »
« This was a great day »
« It will be even more historic of something comes out »
Talking about the progress accomplished over the last two and a half years:
« You don’t report it accurately but that’s OK. Some day history will record it accurately »
« A lot of great triumphs have been based on relationships »
« We are going to have teams, they are going to meet over the next weeks, they are going to start a process and we will see what happens »
President Moon then said a few words, praising President Trump’s « creative and bold approach ».
POTUS then spoke again.
« We want to get it right »
Asked about the very moment he crossed the line, POTUS answered:
“I said: would you like me to come across, he said: I would be honored »
“I did not really know what he was going to say »
Talking about his bilat with Kim:
« We had a pretty long chat, I guess one hour or something »
« Pretty much the initial talks are going to be between the United States and North Korea”
Inviting Kim to the White House?
“I would certainly extend the invite”
“The sanctions remain but at some point during the negotiations things can happen”
Pool back in the bus, driving back to the landing zone.
AFP White House Correspondent
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