Trump: We'll see if North Korea summit still on

President Trump on Wednesday said he had not spoken with North Korea about Kim Jong Un's threat the previous day to cancel their upcoming summit in Singapore.
"We haven't been notified at all. We haven't seen anything. We haven't heard anything. We will see what happens," Trump told reporters during an Oval Office meeting with the leader of Uzbekistan.
Asked if he believes Kim was bluffing about abandoning their upcoming summit, Trump responded: "We'll see what happens." He later said that he intends to insist on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula regardless of what transpires with Kim.
White House officials were surprised on Tuesday to see Pyongyang cancel a meeting between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in and simultaneously threaten to scrap talks with Trump. The administration had received no warning prior to North Korea's vice minister of foreign affairs making the threat about Kim's upcoming sit-down with Trump.
"If the United States is trying to drive us into a corner to force our unilateral nuclear abandonment, we will no longer be interested in such dialogue and cannot but reconsider our proceeding to the [Democratic People's Republic of Korea]-U.S. summit," North Korean official said in a separate statement Wednesday morning.
The startling development comes less than a week after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Pyongyang to secure the release of three Korean-American hostages, and after a series satellite photos reportedly showed the Kim regime beginning to dismantle its nuclear test sites.
"This is something that we fully expected," press secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday, downplaying the threats from Pyongyang. "The President is very used to and ready for tough negotiations, and if they want to meet, we'll be ready, and if they don't, that's OK, too."