Donald Trump Nearly Destroyed North Korea Summit Because He Was Bored, Wanted It to Happen a Day Earlier: Report

The long-awaited U.S.–North Korea summit—which was canceled and then reinstated—was nearly upended altogether less than two days before the meeting because President Trump was reportedly bored upon arriving in Singapore and wanted to alter the summit schedule.

Two sources familiar with preparations for the meeting told The Washington Post that after arriving to Singapore on Sunday, Trump wanted his aides to push the meeting up from Tuesday to Monday because he was antsy and bored.

"We're here now," the president said, according to the Post. "Why can't we just do it?"

Trump reportedly had to be talked out of changing the summit date by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for fear the entire meeting would be in jeopardy. They argued that Trump and his team could use the time to prepare.

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Pompeo and Sanders also told the president that if he abruptly moved up the summit to Monday, which would be Sunday night in the U.S., he might forego wall-to-wall TV coverage of the event, sources told the Post.

Trump ultimately stuck with the original schedule and emerged from the meeting saying he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed an agreement that stated Kim would be committed to "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." Trump said that in return, the U.S. would end its "very provocative" and "tremendously expensive" war games with longtime ally South Korea.

Trump continued to tout his newly formed relationship with the North Korean dictator on Fox and Friends Friday morning, and later told reporters he even gave Kim his direct number.

"We had a good chemistry. During the meeting we really did hit it off," Trump said. "We have a really great relationship for the first time ever. I gave him credibility."

President Trump says he has a "very good" relationship with Kim Jong Un: "I gave him a very direct number. He can now call me if he has difficulties. I can call him. We have communication. That's a good thing."

— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 15, 2018

When asked if Kim could soon expect an invitation to the White House to meet again with the president, Trump said it's possible because Kim is a strong leader.

"It could happen. Yeah, I think it's something that could happen," Trump told Fox and Friends. "He's the head of a country—and I mean he is the strong head, don't let anyone think anything different. He speaks, and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same."

WOW -- Trump says he wants American people to treat him like North Koreans treat totalitarian dictator Kim Jong Un.

"Hey, he's the head of a country, and he's the strong head -- he speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same."

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 15, 2018

Minutes later Trump told reporters that he was "kidding" and that they "don't understand sarcasm."

When asked by a reporter why he continues to praise the North Korean dictator and ignore Kim's human rights record, Trump said because "I don't want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family."