Despite Trump offering several qualifiers about talks if "appropriate" and "under the right circumstances", which suggest it nearly certainly will never happen at all, was loudly panned.
"I don't see this happening anytime soon", Spicer added.
Priebus said Trump was in regular contact with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and that the president had become "very close" to Chinese President Xi Jinping. She discussed the country's nuclear program with Kim's father, Kim Jong Il, in 2000. His secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said on Friday all options remained on the table with regard to North Korea.
The top Russian diplomat to China also said there "is no military solution to issues on the Korean peninsula", while adding "North Korea has already launched nine missiles since Trump assumed office".
The visit comes after North Korea conducted another missile test on Saturday, and a US aircraft carrier group was in nearby waters.
Through state media, North Korea has threatened to attack the Carl Vinson, and a state-sponsored website on Sunday also warned of a possible strike against a U.S. nuclear-powered submarine despatched to the area.
The joint drills have just ended, but naval exercises are continuing in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) with a United States strike group led by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.
Still, Pyongyang said Monday it planned to increase its nuclear tests "to the maximum".
The two supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers were deployed amid rising tensions over North Korea's dogged pursuit of its nuclear and missile programmes in defiance of United Nations sanctions and pressure from the United States. It has been conducting tests at an unprecedented rate and is believed to have made progress in developing intermediate-range and submarine-launched missiles.
It test-launched a missile on Saturday which Washington and Seoul said was unsuccessful but which nevertheless drew widespread worldwide condemnation. Mr Trump and Mr Putin are scheduled to speak by telephone Tuesday afternoon, the White House announced late Monday. But on Monday, an official said the White House did not pass word to Mr Duterte to demur.
The United States is seeking more help from China, the North's major ally, to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development.
"North Korea would do well not to test his resolve - or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region".
This was also underscored with President Trump's early talk of meeting with Russian Federation and trying to negotiate a rapprochement. He even went as far as defending the Russian leader to Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, who called Putin a killer in an interview.
The anti-missile system the USA deployed to South Korea is reportedly operational.
Trump on Sunday repeated his determination to resolve the threat posed by North Korea, warning in a CBS interview: "We can not let what's been going on for a long period of years continue". "So say what you want but that is not easy, especially at that age", Trump said.