Trump Today: Trump Today: President says he’s considering meeting North Korea’s Kim in DMZ

President Donald Trump said Monday he’s considering meeting Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, as he hosted Nigeria’s president and took a shot at an annual dinner for journalists who cover the White House.

‘JUST ASKING’ ON KIM MEETING PLACE

Trump indicated on Twitter he was open to meeting North Korea’s Kim in the DMZ, asking in a tweet if that wouldn’t be “more Representative, Important and Lasting” than a third country. Trump referred in his tweet to Peace House, a South Korean-built structure where the leaders of the Koreas recently met. “Just asking!” Trump said to his more than 51 million Twitter followers. At a news conference with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, Trump said the U.S. is also looking at countries including Singapore for the planned meeting, and said of the DMZ, “there’s something that I like about it because you’re there.”

“If things work out, there’s a great celebration to be had on the site,” Trump said.

Also read: Investors should pay more attention to Iran than Korea.

BUHARI VISIT

Trump and Buhari discussed trade, with Trump telling reporters he believes Nigeria is obliged to lower barriers to U.S. products, since the country gets $1 billion a year in American aid. “We think we are owed that,” Trump said.

The news conference came shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran was lying when it said it didn’t have a nuclear weapons program. Trump declined to say whether the U.S. would pull out of the Iran nuclear deal before a May 12 deadline, but said doing so wouldn’t hurt talks with North Korea. He also said he’d be open to negotiating a new deal with Iran. Oil CLM8, +0.51%   rallied after Netanyahu spoke.

Read: Oil rallies as Israel’s Netanyahu accuses Iran of lying about nuclear program.

CORRESPONDENTS DINNER ‘DEAD’

After tweeting overnight that the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner was “an embarrassment,” Trump piled on again, saying the dinner is “DEAD as we know it.” Comedian Michelle Wolf’s routine at the Saturday night dinner provoked backlash, including from the association itself. Wolf’s jokes included jabs at White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, about whom Wolf said: “She burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smoky eye.”

Read: White House Correspondents Association denounces the act of the comedian — Michelle Wolf — that it invited.

Also see: Michelle Wolf breaks the internet with her nasty takedown of all things Trump.

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