May 26, 2018 / 2:33 PM / in 7 months

White House team to leave for Singapore to prep for possible North Korea summit

FILE PHOTO: A combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) in Washignton, DC, U.S. May 17, 2018 and in Panmunjom, South Korea, April 27, 2018 respectively. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque and Korea Summit Press Pool/File Photos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House team will leave as scheduled for Singapore this weekend to prepare for a possible summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a White House spokeswoman said on Saturday.

Politico magazine reported earlier that an advance team of 30 White House and State Department officials were preparing to depart later this weekend.

Reporting by David Morgan, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien

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