Tuesday 12 June 2018

Trump and Kim Jong-un Sign Historic Document After 'Deciding To Leave The Past Behind' As The President Says He Will 'Absolutely' Invite Dictator To White House

President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un concluded a day of talks in Singapore by signing what the U.S. president described as a 'very comprehensive' document
President Donald Trump says 'it's an honor' to be meeting with Kim Jong-un, whom he expects to have 'a terrific relationship' with now that they've been personally introduced. 'I feel really great. I feel really great,' Trump told reporters as he sat down for a meeting with Kim devoid of policy officials and only their translators. 

'We're going to have a great discussion, and I think a tremendous success. It's gonna be tremendously successful. And it's an honour, and we will have a terrific relationship, I have no doubt.' Kim told the U.S. president, 'It was not easy to get here...old prejudices and practices worked as obstacles on our way forward, but we overcame all of them.' 'I think that's true,' Trump replied, shaking his counterpart's hand and making what appeared to be joke that was audible to only the two men and their translators as reporters were led out. 

AFTER YOU: Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un arrive to sign a document to acknowledge the progress of the talks and pledge to keep momentum going, after their summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island
'People are going to be very impressed. People are going to be very happy, and we’re going to take care of a very big and very dangerous problem for the world,' Trump claimed. 'And I want to thank chairman, Kim. Spent a lot of time together today, very intensive time.' 

Trump said, providing slightly more detail, that denuclearization would be a process and that he believes it will happen 'very quickly' following the signing of the document.

The U.S. president also affirmed he would 'absolutely' be willing to host Kim at the White House after today's conversations. telling a room full of journalists representing American and North Korean outlets, 'This is going to lead to more and more and more and it’s an honour to be with you a very great honour.'

'We'll meet again. We'll meet many times,' he stated.
WARM RAPPORT: President Trump touched Kim several times throughout their first exchange, signaling to the dictator he wanted to build a relationship that can stand the test of time and not just today's summit
Trump earlier said as the summit commenced that 'it's an honor' to be with Kim today to open a direct line of communication that he expects to blossom into 'a terrific relationship' with the longtime U.S. antagonist.
He told journalists later, after a working lunch that he had a 'really fantastic meeting' with Kim and that he believes was 'really, very positive.'
'I think, better than anybody could have expected, top of the line, really good. We're going right now for a signing,' he said. 
Talks were apparently going so well on Tuesday afternoon that Trump showed Kim his limo, opening a door so he could inspect the car that travels everywhere with the U.S. president and flies in the belly of his plane when he's abroad.
The leaders are meeting at Capella Resort on Sentosa, which is south of central Singapore and an under 15-minute drive from their respective hotels
After the summit had ended, Trump assessed that Kim had a 'great personality' and is 'very smart -- good combination.'
'A worthy negotiator...a very worthy, very smart negotiator,' the U.S. president added. 'We had a terrific day and we learned a lot about each other and our countries.'

Trump and Kim began the summit with a hearty handshake, exchanging pleasantries for the cameras and meeting one-on-one for 38 minutes with only translators present while the world watched with anticipation as the first-ever meeting between a U.S. president and a North Korean leader unfolded.
A third grip-and-grin followed brief remarks to press inside the portion of their one-on-one meeting that was open to cameras

It also provided Twitter users with a golden opportunity to have a laugh at the expense of two world leaders who leave a lot to be desire in the hair department

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