U.S. President Donald Trump "did not like" the meeting that took place between Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un this week.
Immediately after saying he "did not like" the meeting, however, Trump said in the White House briefing that he could "love it" if it is "a positive meeting" – further compounding the already clumsy statement.
"I did not like the Russian meeting yesterday, as what's the purpose of this meeting? But it could be a positive meeting. If it is a positive meeting, I love it. If it is a negative meeting, I am not happy. And it could be very well a positive meeting," Trump said.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov had held a productive meeting with Kim in Pyongyang earlier this week, when they advanced bilateral relations and reaffirmed commitment to denuclearize. A letter from Vladimir Putin was also given to Kim.
Trump on Friday received a letter from Kim Jong-un, but did not reveal what the letter said other than to observe that it was "very nice."
"That letter was a very nice letter. Oh, would you like to see what was in that letter? Would you like? How much? How much?" the president quipped.
Trump also confirmed he will be meeting with Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12, as originally planned. Trump had earlier canceled the meeting, but then executed a u-turn and reinitiated talks with Korean officials.