Trump and Kim Jong Un Hold Historic Summit in Singapore

U.S. President Donald Trump flanked by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly attend a lunch with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and officials at the Istana in Singapore

Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un arrive in Singapore for historic summit

North Korean state media have finally broken their silence on the upcoming summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump.

He said he expected the Trump-Kim summit to "go fairly well", but added "people should not expect too much for the first time".

On June 1 he was greeted by US President Donald Trump at the White House, where a brief encounter meant for the hand delivery of a personal letter from Kim Jong-un became a longer discussion of areas of disagreement between the two countries.

Trump and Kim will meet at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (9:00 p.m. ET on Monday).

Trump and Kim touched down on a sweltering early summer day in Singapore, the city-state founded in the early 19th Century as a British colony because of its position at the intersection of sea lanes between Europe and Asia.

Mr. Trump's top economic adviser, Lawrence Kudlow, said Mr. Trudeau's press conference had been a "betrayal" because Mr. Trump couldn't afford to show any weakness before his meeting with North Korea.

The process is set to begin with a one-on-one meeting between Trump and Kim, and it will be followed by a meeting with some aides present and then a working lunch with even more people.

White House officials have said Rodman will play no official role in the diplomatic negotiations.

The summit is seemingly created to focus on North Korea's nuclear arsenal, though the details surrounding it remain hazy and it's not clear exactly what Trump and Kim will discuss when they initially meet. Positive results would do away with the need for South Korea to have to choose between "solidarity with the US" and stability in the Korean peninsula.

"I think within the first minute I'll know", Trump said.

Ordinary North Koreans citizens are not allowed to travel, so seeing a North Korean in the flesh is a thrilling affair. A Reuters reporter said she had tried to photograph a North Korean cameraman, but "this guy came right up to me as I was trying to take a picture and said one word: 'No, '" Grace Lee wrote on Twitter of the exchange.

Unlike most other publications, USA Today had a different outlook of the Trump-Kim meeting.

Probably. In fact, Trump has been doing quite a bit of this lately. It brings the president more in line with veteran diplomats who have dealt with North Korea and know firsthand the difficulty of extracting verifiable concessions, and it helps ensure that - whatever happens on Tuesday - the president can tout it as a win.

Trump, 71, landed at Paya Lebar Airbase on board Air Force One after cutting short his time at the G7 summit in Canada.

The commemorative coin issued ahead of the US-North Korea summit.

'Challenging Path' "We could be on a course for a more collaborative approach and lower tensions, albeit in a very challenging path forward on the North Korean nuclear issues". Kim Yong Chol has been a presence behind the scenes as well, sitting in on every inter-Korean meeting held in the lead up to the summit. China and South Korea would have to sign off on any legal treaty.

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