Although Trump did not say exactly how the Cohen hearings affected the summit, he said, "Such things are never done when a president is overseas".
At the meeting in Seoul's presidential palace, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said the proposed talks, which could include civilian experts from the USA and South Korea, would help settle differences over how much sanctions relief Washington should provide North Korea in exchange for nuclear disarmament steps. Some experts say the breakdown of the Trump-Kim talks in Vietnam raised further doubts about Moon's claim that Kim is genuinely interested in dealing away his nuclear weapons and about Moon's role as mediator. He also called the president a liar, racist and conman.
"He tells me that he didn't know about it and I will take him at his word", Mr Trump said at a news conference on Thursday. "I don't view it as a failure at all when American national interests are protected".
President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday that North Korea should should provide a full explanation of Otto Warmbier's detainment and death.
During an interview on Sunday, Bolton defended the President in "protecting and advancing" American national interests while in Hanoi.
"For the Democrats to interview in open hearings a convicted liar & fraudster, at the same time as the very important Nuclear Summit with North Korea, is perhaps a new low in American politics and may have contributed to the "walk, '" he tweeted".
Bolton conceded that North Korea is continuing to produce nuclear fuel and said while "there is no expiration date" on further talks, future negotiations with North Korea are in limbo.
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Bolton said while Trump accepts what Kim said, it does not mean he accepts it as reality.
"This is, I think, the result of a president who is not prepared for these kinds of negotiations, a staff that is not well-prepared and is essentially flying by the seat of its trousers".
Bolton said however that he only gives his advice and opinions to and ultimately Trump "makes up his own mind".
Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, summarized the summit as a "spectacular failure" made all the worse by Trump's comments on "murder of an American citizen, Otto Warmbier".
"The president has chose to shake things up in North Korean diplomacy", Bolton insisted, to an unconvinced Tapper. "Traditional diplomacy has failed in the last three administrations".
Washington and Seoul announced on Sunday that they will eliminate massive annual springtime military drills and replace them with smaller exercises, in what they called an effort to support diplomacy with North Korea.
Moon has prioritized stabilizing bilateral relations with North Korea amid the larger nuclear negotiations between the USA and North Korea, saying inter-Korean reconciliation will drive progress in nuclear talks. "That was my position long before I became President".
In an appearance on CBS News' "Face the Nation", Bolton said there is "no expiration date" for talks on denuclearization. "Also, reducing tensions with North Korea at this time is a good thing!"