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Trump: White House has picked date, location for North Korea talks

President Trump talks to reporters before boarding Marine One
Trump talks to reporters this morning before boarding Marine One. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump told reporters Friday that the White House has picked a date and location for planned talks with North Korea's Kim Jong-un, and said they'll be issuing a statement shortly.

Why it matters: Now that the details of the upcoming summit with North Korea are coming together, it's even more likely that the meeting will take place.

Trump also sounded hopeful about the negotiations to free three Americans held in North Korea, saying "we're doing very well with the hostages."

“We’re having very substantive talks with North Korea and a lot of things have already happened with regard to the hostages. I think you’re going to be seeing very good things,” Trump said.