President Trump and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari hold a joint press conference. Photo: Mandel Gnan/AFP via Getty Image

President Trump said Monday that pulling the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal would send North Korea the "right message" ahead of planned talks with Kim Jong-un. He added that what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today, in regard to Iran's nuclear ambitions, has proven that he's been 100% right.

Yes, but: Despite Trump slamming the nuclear deal as unacceptable, he said his administration will make a decision on whether to pull out on or before May 12, noting that they're still open to negotiating a new agreement.

Highlights from Trump's joint press conference with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari:

  • Trump on North Korea meeting: He said he is “confident” the meeting will take place and reiterated that if it isn’t a success, he’ll “respectfully leave.” 
  • Korean summit locations: The administration is looking at various countries including Singapore. It's also considering the DMZ, Trump said.
  • Trump's campaign rhetoric regarding Muslims: “There’s no reason to apologize ... immigration laws in this country are stupid ... and an apology wouldn't make ten cents a difference" in his travel ban case.

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