Moments after threatening a nuclear arms race with Russia, Trump explained how he believes his 2016 election saved the world.
Trump told Congress in his State of the Union address that as part of a bold new diplomacy, the US would continue its historic push for peace on the Korean Peninsula. "And there has not been a missile launch in more than 15 months".
Trump then offered his theory that the election of Hillary Clinton would've resulted in war between the nuclear powers.
Meanwhile, the AP wire service has quoted Murray Hiebert, an expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, as saying similar security conditions between Vietnam and Singapore, where the first Trump-Kim summit was held, would have been a factor in the former's choice as venue for the second meeting. But the two sides have failed to agree on what that means, and how or when it will be carried out.
A source at Danang airport said four US military V-22 "Osprey" aircraft flew from Japan's Okinawa island and landed in the coastal city on Tuesday evening.
Michael Morell, former deputy director and acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, told "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday he's most anxious that President Trump will "cut a deal" with Kim Jong Un on the intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that threaten the USA - putting the rest of the region at risk.
Washington is also keen to show off Vietnam's economic success story, touted by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a visit to the country past year.
"The two leaders have already taken the first step toward shaking off the past 70 years of hostility in Singapore", spokesman Kim Eui-keum said.
"President Trump is ready to end this war", Biegun said last week.
"We do not know whether we will achieve an agreement - but we do know that after two decades of war, the hour has come to at least try for peace", he said.
Phuc last month told Bloomberg News that, if selected as the Trump-Kim summit host, his country would "do our best to facilitate the meeting".
"It is contingent on progress of talks between North Korea and the United States but the possibility is low", he said.
The announcement was made in Trump's prepared remarks the White House released for his Tuesday night State of the Union address.
It also noted that the Trump administration thinks that Vietnam is a political and economic model that North Korea can emulate.
It said the country's nuclear and ballistic missile programs remained intact and that North Korea was working to make sure those capabilities could not be destroyed by any military strikes.