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Trump calls critics of N Korea summit 'haters and losers'

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US today called the critics of the historic summit "haters and losers", and asserted that "we will be fine".

Hours before his meeting with North Korean leader Jong Un, Trump took to to blast those criticising the summit.

"The fact that I am having a meeting is a major loss for the US, say the haters & losers. We have our hostages, testing, research and all missile launches have stoped (sic), and these pundits, who have called me wrong from the beginning, have nothing else they can say! We will be fine!" Trump said in a tweet.

About 2,500 journalists have descended in to report the summit. Trump and landed in two days ago. Officials from both sides are having intense discussion over the past few weeks. Trump said the meetings are going on well.

"Meetings between staffs and representatives are going well and quickly ... but in the end, that doesn't matter. We will all know soon whether or not a real deal, unlike those of the past, can happen!" Trump said.

In the past few weeks, Trump has repeatedly said that he would simply walk out of the meeting with Kim, if he sensed that was not serious in denuclearization of the

Trump has insisted that must give up its nuclear weapons ambition. Two of America's close partners -- and -- have assured the US of help in the economic reconstruction of if everything goes well in

Trump's meeting with is scheduled to begin at 9 am local Singapore time (6.30 am IST). As per the schedule released by the White House, the two leaders are likely to spend time together for several hours at the in Singapore, which includes a one-o-one, delegation level talks and a working lunch.

"Following the initial greeting, Trump and Kim will participate in a one-on-one meeting, with translators only, an expanded bilateral meeting, and a working lunch," said.

The delegation at the expanded bilateral meeting will include Mike Pompeo, John Kelly, and

Sanders, Sung Kim, and Senior will join for the working lunch.

At the conclusion of the summit, Trump will participate in a before departing for the US at around 8 pm Singapore time.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 06:10 IST