"No, no no", Trump said, when asked about a New York Times report that he had instructed the Pentagon to develop options on troop removal.
Meanwhile, Trump also disputed a published report that he had asked the Pentagon to present a plan for the withdrawal or reduction of USA forces stationed in South Korea, saying such a move was "not on the table".
North Korea has set its clocks forward thirty minutes, joining South Korea on the same time zone, North Korean state media reported a little after midnight Saturday.
The meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in was short of specifics and failed to clear up the question of whether Pyongyang is really willing to give up nuclear missiles that now threaten the United States.
"The trip is being scheduled", Trump said.
"We now have a date".
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"Pyongyang time was reset and applied from May 5, according to a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK", the North's Korean Central News Agency said in an English dispatch, referring to the country's parliament.
Speaking to reporters before boarding Air Force One, Trump says: "Troops are not on the table".
The leaders of the two countries held a landmark summit on April 27, agreeing to work together to end the Korean War, which has been continuing de jure since 1950s. "I think you're going to see very good things".
Just Thursday, the president's newest lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, announced that the administration had gotten Kim Jong Un to agree to a release. In March, Washington and Seoul began negotiations on how much South Korea should offset the costs of the deployment in the coming years.
Trump hinted that the release of Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak Song and Tony Kim was in the offing, but again was sparing on the details.
"The President has not asked the Pentagon to provide options for reducing American forces stationed in South Korea", Bolton said in a statement. But the official acknowledged that Trump has publicly expressed frustrations at the cost and size of the U.S. presence there, and said the issue would have to be addressed eventually.