Press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a brief statement to the reporters, "The President responded to Chairman Kim's letter."
The North Korean state media reported that Kim had submitted Trump's letter from Kim Yong Chol. The report called it a "good personal letter." 1
At the time, Trump said the summit had eliminated any nuclear threat posed by North Korea, despite the fact that the meeting did not provide any demonstrable evidence that North Korea would discontinue its nuclear program Pyongyang agreeing on specificities at its first summit. They say the North Koreans want another summit because they believe they can make greater concessions by meeting with Trump directly rather than working with ambassadors like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo or Steve Biegun, the US Special Representative for North Korea One week, shortly after the White House meeting, Sanders was asked by reporters why the US should believe the North Korean promise of denuclearization.
"We've made progress," Sanders said. "We continue to hold talks, the US will continue to maintain pressure and sanctions against North Korea until we see full and verified denuclearization, we have taken other steps in good faith from the North Koreans in releasing the hostages and they are talking about them, so we will Continue discussions. "