VIDEO: In interview with ABC News, Trump says he trusts Kim Jong Un

Posted at 7:26 AM, Jun 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-12 10:26:37-04

SINGAPORE (AP) - President Trump is finally revealing that he spoke directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of their Singapore summit.

Trump said in an interview Tuesday with ABC's George Stephanopoulos that he'd spoken with Kim and others before the summit.

Trump had dodged the question for weeks, refusing to answer reporters who asked about their contact.

During a visit to Mar-a-Lago in April, Trump told a reporter that he had spoken with Kim personally, but an aide quickly walked back the statement, saying it was other officials who'd spoken with Kim.

It was later revealed that Trump's secretary of state had traveled to Pyongyang to meet with Kim.

Trump is describing his day with Kim as "very intense." He says he believes Kim wants to get denuclearization "done" and says he trusts Kim.