Trump on North Korea Summit: One-Week Preparations 'Don't Work, Just Ask Hillary' About the Debates
President Trump pushed back on criticism over his preparation for the North Korea summit, jabbing Hillary Clinton in remarks Friday morning.
Speaking to reporters outside the White House before departing for the G7 Summit in Canada, Trump was asked about whether he was "serious" when he said Thursday that he doesn't "have to prepare very much" for the June 12 face-to-face talks with Kim Jong Un in Singapore.
Trump criticized the media for reporting the quote without also reporting that he said he's been "preparing all my life" for the summit with Kim.
"I said that, but the news doesn't pick that up because it's fake news," he told NBC's Peter Alexander, adding that preparations cannot be completed in the span of a week.
"I always believe in preparation. These one-week preparations don't work, just ask Hillary what happened to her during the debates."
Trump also called for Russia to be reinstated to the G7 summit. Moscow was expelled from the then-G8 talks in 2014 over its military action in Ukraine.
"I love our country. I have been Russia's worst nightmare. ... That being said, Russia should be in the meeting," he said, adding it might not be "politically correct" to say but Moscow "should be at the negotiating table."
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Trump said he's eyeing more pardons, including legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, who was convicted in 1967 of draft evasion. The Supreme Court overturned his conviction in 1971.
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