The stakes are high as Trump meets with South Korea's President Moon Jae-In to talk about their nemesis to the north.
A historic summit with North Korea is on Trump's calendar for June 12, but doubts remain if the North Korean leader Kim Jon Un is serious about peace and denuclearization.
“We're moving along,” said Trump. “We'll see what happens. There are certain conditions we want to happen. I think we'll get those conditions. And if we don't, we won't have the meeting.”
Benson's meeting in the Oval Office followed the White House daily briefing with reporters.
So here's what happened it was a 30-minute meeting inside the oval office with Trump in what is known as an off the record conversation. No cameras or pictures just a Q&A with the president on a range of issues from international, national and regional.
For now, the world watches and waits to see what happens with North Korea. Victoria Coates with the National Security Council is helping Trump prepare for the summit and the possible outcomes.
“I think rather than to predict what's got to happen we will just try to prepare the president for as many eventualities as possible," Coates said.