President Trump: North Korea ‘front and center’ in talks

President Donald Trump, left, speaks as South Korean President Moon Jae-in looks on during a joint news conference at the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. President Trump began his two-day Korean peninsula visit Tuesday walking amid weapons of war but voicing optimism for peace. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – President Donald Trump says North Korea will be “front and center” in his talks with South Korea’s leader.

Trump is meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Tuesday. On North Korea, Trump says, “hopefully something’s going to be very successfully worked out on that.”

The two leaders are meeting amid rising tensions with the North. Before coming to the Blue House, Trump visited Camp Humphreys, a military base about 40 miles away.

Trump also said he expects to discuss trade, “one of my favorite subjects.” He expressed optimism that South Korea would be ordering more items from the United States. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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