President Trump is walking away from his second summit with Kim Jong Un without any solid agreements on denuclearization, but said of the North Korean leader, "I trust him, and I take him at his word."
Kim Jong Un reportedly told Trump that he would not resume testing missile and nuclear warheads, but the nations are yet to reach an agreement on the matter.
“One of the things, importantly that Chairman Kim promised me last night is regardless he’s not going to do testing of rockets and nuclear,” Trump told press in Hanoi, Vietnam.
“Not going to do testing. So I trust him, and I take him at his word. I hope that’s true.”
“He said that he’s not going to do testing of rockets or missiles or anything having to do with nuclear, and all I can tell you is that’s what he said, and we’ll see,” he said.
Trump also stated that Kim demanded that U.S. sanctions be lifted.
"Sometimes you have to walk," Trump said during a news conference after the summit was cut short. "This was just one of those times."
He also said:
"I've been saying very much from the beginning that speed is not that important to me. Speed is not important to me. What is important is that we do the right deal."
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was blunter about the matter when he joined Trump's press conference.
"We asked him to do more and he was unprepared to do that. Everyone had hoped we could do just a little bit better."