Trump says he’d be open to talking with North Korean leader

AP Photo/Lee Jin-man A visitor walks by the banner of train route from Incheon airport to Gangneung train station, the site of the Gangneung Coastal Cluster for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games with a map of Korean peninsular at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday. The rival Koreas will sit down for their first formal talks in more than two years next week to find ways to cooperate on the Winter Olympics in the South and to improve their abysmal ties, Seoul officials said Friday. While a positive sign after last year’s threats of nuclear war, the Koreas have a long history of failing to move past their deep animosity.

THURMONT, Md. — President Donald Trump, shelving comparisons about the size of a “nuclear button,” said Saturday he is open to talking with the North Korean leader he’s called “Little Rocket Man” and hopes some progress results from upcoming talks between the Koreas.