Trump and Kim make history with a handshake

Trump and Kim make history with a handshake

Trump and Kim make history with a handshake

Hours before his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump took to Twitter to blast those criticising the summit.

People watch a TV broadcasting a news report on the upcoming summit between the USA and North Korea, in Seoul, South Korea, June 11, 2018.

Mr Lee, for his part, thanked Mr Kim for coming to Singapore, the farthest the North Korean leader has travelled out of his country since assuming power in 2011. In May, North Korean state media said of Mr. Bolton: "We do not hide our feeling of repugnance towards him".

The summit continues to be a highly sensitive topic in North Korea.

The two men spoke privately before a backdrop of red, white and blue flags, North Korea's single star interspersed with the stars and stripes of the American banner. Trump said the meetings are going on well. "We have our hostages, testing, research and all missle [sic] launches have stoped, and these pundits, who have called me wrong from the beginning, have nothing else they can say!"

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met with U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday in Singapore.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with US President Donald Trump at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore
Trump and Kim make history with a handshake

Last week, Mr Trump told reporters that Rodman had not been invited to the summit, but praised him as a "nice guy" and great rebounder.

"Following the initial greeting, President Trump and Chairman Kim will participate in a one-on-one meeting, with translators only, an expanded bilateral meeting, and a working lunch", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.

"For long-time Korea-watchers, seeing the first-ever handshake and meeting between a sitting USA president and North Korean leader is already momentous". "It's incredible, it's unbelievable, it's incredible, when I said those things, when I went back home, I got so many death threats, and I believed in North Korea, and I couldn't go home, I couldn't even go home, I had to hide out for 30 days, but I kept my head high, and I knew things were going to change..." The North Korean approach, he added was: "Let's be friends (ie, change the relationship), and then we will change our behaviour".

They are looking to hammer out a deal that may see North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons programme in exchange for security guarantees.

Despite the comments being largely a repeat of previously expressed concerns by Trudeau, they earned a furious rebuke from both the president and his advisors, who quickly pulled the US away from endorsing a joint statement released by rest of the G-7 allies.

Kim also patted Trump, in an attempt to assert control. Mr. Trump "gets along so well with ruthless, brutal dictators, but you have this acrimonious, hostile relationship with the Canadian Prime Minister?"

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