President Trump on Monday told Bloomberg News that he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "under the right circumstances."
“If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it,” Trump said in an interview with the outlet. “If it’s under the, again, under the right circumstances. But I would do that.”
He continued: "Most political people would never say that, but I'm telling you, under the right circumstances, I would meet with him. We have breaking news."
His declaration came days after he told Reuters that a "major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible, as the country continues to illegally develop its nuclear program and ballistic missiles.
Trump's words also came after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on the United Nations Security Council to impose sanctions on North Korea to stop its nuclear threat.
Madeleine Albright was the last U.S. official to meet with a North Korean leader, back in 2001. Since becoming leader of North Korea after his father's death in 2011, Kim Jong-un has not met with any other foreign leader, nor has he left his country.
In a separate interview with Fox News' new program, The Fox News Specialists, Trump said of North Korea: "Nobody's safe. I mean, who's safe? The guy's got nuclear weapons. I'd like to say they're very safe. These are great brave solders, these are great brave troops and they know the situation. We have 28,000 troops on the line and they're right there. And so nobody's safe. We're probably not safe over here. If he gets the long-range missiles, we're not safe either."