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Trump Claims 'Great Progress' With N. Korea Despite Reports

President Donald Trump tweeted a laudatory letter from North Korea's leader Thursday — the same day U.S. officials were stood up for a meeting.

Trump Claims 'Great Progress' With N. Korea Despite Reports
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President Donald Trump tweeted a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un Thursday morning, saying "great progress" is being made.

The letter applauded the president for meeting Kim in Singapore and called it "the start of a meaningful journey."

The letter and the president's claim of making "progress" come amid reports that might suggest the opposite is happening.

The same day as Trump's tweet, North Korean officials reportedly failed to show up for a meeting with their U.S. counterparts about returning the remains of U.S. soldiers. And Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly paid a visit to Pyongyang that went "as badly as it could have gone." 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.