ASIA/NORTH KOREA/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said a planned June 12 summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ‘may not work out,’ adding if it doesn’t happen then ‘maybe it would in the future.’ Mr. Trump, speaking from the Oval Office as he greeted South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said he believed Mr. Kim was serious about talks. The president said he was willing to ‘guarantee his safety’ and predicted Mr. Kim would be ‘extremely happy with the outcome.’ Mr. Trump also said he believed that North Korea had an ‘opportunity to be a great country’ and that South Korea, China and Japan were willing to invest ‘large sums of money’ to that end. The president said he had been disappointed by a second meeting between Mr. Kim and Chinese premier Xi Jinping, adding, ‘I can’t say I’m happy about it.’ He said Mr. Kim and Mr. Moon could meet soon. Mr. Moon, replying to Mr. Trump, urged him to move forward with the planned talks, saying he believed the U.S. president would make the summit successful and ‘establish permanent peace.'”

-Michael C. Bender and Jonathan Cheng, “Trump Says June Summit With North Korea ‘May Not Work Out’,” The Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2018 1:11 pm