Trump 'hasn't prepared very much' for Singapore summit
"Mr President, how have you prepared for the summit?" It seemed like a fairly easy question to answer.
As it turned out, Donald Trump hasn't really prepared at all.
"I don't think I have to prepare very much. It's about attitude," he answered the reporter, near the Oval Office.
"It's about willingness to get things done but I think I've been preparing for this summit for a very long time."
So he has been preparing but he also hasn't. He's going with instinct rather than a more conventional approach.
It's all very confusing. But whatever the truth is it's a tad concerning because it might mean that his eagerness could lead to a bad deal.
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But Mr Trump has been in the driver's seat all along. In fact, we probably wouldn't be in this position if it wasn't for him or his administration.
It might have just been posturing but he called off the meeting only to call it back on – and that's where we're at right now.
"It's all going along very fine. Hopefully it continues on this track. If it does, the world will be a very happy place," he said from Washington.
"They have to de-nuke. If they don't denuclearise that will not be acceptable. We cannot take sanctions off.
"The sanctions are extraordinarily powerful. We could add a lot more but I've chosen not to do this at this time."
But in his classic passive-aggressive style, MrTrump then said if the meeting goes well, the North Korean dictator could be given the chance to visit the White House.
Again, Mr Trump's critics are screaming as White House visits are only ever given to key allies. But maybe that's what Kim Jong-un will eventually be? Scary thought, isn't it.
Just months ago the dictator's regime was threatening to blow up the US, while potentially launching missiles at Japan, and even Australia.
Now Kim might be visiting the White House. This is definitely cart before the horse. Back to the summit.
Singapore – a country that's fast become the Switzerland of the east – is in readiness for next week's event.
"Singapore's entire foreign policy since inception as an independent sovereign nation is that it could be friends with everybody," Harry Sa from the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies said.
The venue itself is very special. The five-star Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa.
There's a golf course close by if things go well. If they don't, well, the airport is a 30-minute drive away.
There's no confirmation yet on where the two leaders will be sleeping. Word is that Mr Trump likes the look of the Shangri-La, while Kim reportedly has his eye on the Fullerton Hotel where the Presidential suite costs up to $7000 per night.
But, the North Koreans don't have a huge budget with all those economic sanctions so the Americans might have to find a discreet way of paying the bill.
Or Singapore, with all the publicity it'll get, may be inclined to give them a freebie. These are strange times.