"You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used", he said in a letter to Kim.
"So it's one-time, it's a one-time shot, and I think it's going to work out very well".
Speaking just before embarking on his marathon journey to Singapore for the pair's historic summit, Trump bristled with confidence as he boasted that contacts between their respective negotiating teams had been positive.
Trump delivered off-script comments as he was leaving a G-7 summit in Canada, a meeting at which he was at odds with US allies on issues such as trade. "Just my touch. My feel".
He added, "If they retaliate they are making a tremendous mistake".
"I have a clear objective, but I have to say - it's going to be something that will always be spur of the moment", Trump said. The president appeared exhausted and subdued, and he demeaned the press corps, calling some US news outlets "unbelievably dishonest" and "fake news" before aides pulled him away to start his journey to Southeast Asia.
"We'll have to see what happens and we're going to know very soon".
He also said that the "mainstream, corrupt, destroy-Trump media" was sent into a hysterical fit after the president's actions.
When he previously appeared at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea with the same Donald Trump lookalike, he was escorted out by security after waving and dancing in front of North Korea´s cheerleaders. "I think the USA was played by North Korea, and to some extent by South Korea", Kristof said when we met at the New York Times office this week.
A June 9, 2018, photo from the Rodong Sinmun shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) and his wife Ri Sol-ju visiting a new seafood restaurant in Pyongyang. "And, by the way, we have worked very well with their people", he said.
Reports of Kim's latest on-site inspection came as Pyongyang's media have kept mum on the recent US visit by his right-hand man, Kim Yong-chol, for a rare meeting with Trump at the White House.
"I really feel confident".
Not so unusual, said Peter Ward, a North Korea researcher at Seoul National University.
Each year, talented North Korean refugees living in South Korea vie for a scholarship to study English as part of 22-week intensive course run by the University of Technology Sydney. "You know, the way they say that you know if you're going to like somebody in the first five seconds, you ever hear that one?"
Since the first inkling that a Trump-Kim summit could be on the cards, Japan has repeatedly insisted that Washington be mindful not to let its guard down with the nuclear-armed regime in Pyongyang.
The Chinese-Australian told Bloomberg News he had been held by immigration authorities for two hours at Changi Airport after returning to the city-state ahead of the meetings, being warned to stay away from venues for the summit.
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