President Trump, who has always thought of the ratings, has woken the anticipation of a Sunday visit to the demilitarized zone, with North and South Korea separating the border.
No sitting US President has set foot in North Korea.
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"After some very important meetings, including my meeting with President Xi of China, I will leave Japan for South Korea (with President Moon)," Trump tweeted on Friday. "If the chairman of North Korea, Kim, sees this, I would meet him at the border / DMZ just to shake hands with him and say hello (?)!" G20 summit in Japan.
During his time in Japan, Trump said at a press conference that he "literally visited the DMZ," but was not sure if Kim would meet him.
Trump said he would feel "very comfortable" if he crossed the border If Kim came to North Korea, he would have "no problem" with being the first US president to enter North Korea.
It was not immediately clear what the agenda for the potential third trump would look like -Kim meeting.
"When he's there, see you for two minutes," Trump predicted.
North Korea responded by calling the offer "very interesting proposal".
There has been no public meeting between Washington and Pyongyang since the collapse of a Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam earlier this year. The chances for a resumption of US North Korean diplomacy have improved since Trump and Kim recently exchanged personal letters. Trump called Kim's letter "beautiful," while Kim described Trumps as "excellent," though the contents of their letters were not disclosed.
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The prospect of a cross-border handshake and even an American president's push into the internationally isolated, hermetic north could, if nothing else, spur the movement to resume formal negotiations ̵
But at least publicly Trump discussed the offer to Kim in passing words, though the likelihood of such an encounter remained unclear.
"All I've done is expel a feeler if you want to meet," Trump later said to the message to Kim.
Despite the stalled nuclear talks, both Trump and Kim have described their personal relationship as good.
However, in another reminder of North Korea's continued distrust of the United States, the State Department said it would not submit to US-led sanctions and accused Washington of "forcing us down."
Fox News & # 39; Alex Pappas and The Associated Press have contributed to this report.