President Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, a historic encounter that Trump hopes will be a first step toward ending decades of enmity between the U.S. and North Korea and the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear program.
The first-ever meeting between a U.S. president and a North Korean leader began just after 9 a.m. Tuesday local time with a handshake as the two men posed for photos in front of a line of U.S. and North Korean flags.
Kim could be heard saying “nice to meet you Mr. President.”
President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet for summit in Singapore.
— CSPAN (@cspan) June 12, 2018
After Trump sat down next to Kim for their meeting inside the Capella Hotel, Trump predicted that the two leaders would have a “terrific relationship.”
“I feel really great,” Trump said. “We’re going to have a great discussion and, I think, tremendous success.”
Kim said through a translator that “we overcame our obstacles” to have the talks.
BREAKING: "It's my honor — we will have a terrific relationship, no doubt,"
—President Trump says as he sits down with Kim Jong Un. pic.twitter.com/zDvPbMRlzg
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 12, 2018