Timeline: Trump's turbulent Twitter commentary on Kim Jong Un

Pauline Gross
June 12, 2018

Before the announcement, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seemed to hint that the outcome of the talks might not be what Trump has promised in the past. "I also think I'll know if it's going to happen fast - it may not, but I'll know pretty quickly whether or not in my opinion something positive will happen".

"I spoke to Kim Jong-un and the North Korean administration five years ago, and he told me there were three things I should speak to the United States president about".

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Singapore. North Korea is seeking a security guarantee - possibly including a peace treaty formally ending the Korean War - and the removal of the U.S.'s nuclear umbrella protecting allies South Korea and Japan.

It is the first time a sitting U.S. president has ever met a North Korean leader.

Here's Mr Trump and Mr Kim walking (with Mr Trump one step ahead) towards their one-on-one meeting which lasted for 40 minutes.

"This guy wants to be around the world, he wants to come to America, he wants to enjoy his life, he wants his people to enjoy this life", said Rodman, adding that Kim is "not a dumb man".

The North Korean leader reportedly arrived at Changi Airport in Singapore Sunday afternoon, where he was met by the Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan.

As Trump and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sat down for a working lunch at the Istana house, the president sounded optimistic, telling Lee, "We've got a very interesting meeting in particular tomorrow, and I think things can work out very nicely".

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Before signing what Trump described as a "comprehensive letter", Kim said the two leaders had a historic meeting "and chose to leave the past behind.

We will be tremendously successful", Trump said before their private session.

President Trump says a lot of "good will" and "hard work" went into historic document, says he has developed a "special bond" with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

After Kim made clear that he would be leaving Singapore by the end of the day, the White House announced that Trump would depart in the evening after delivering a news conference at about 4 p.m. local time.

Pompeo declined to comment on a question about the approximately 28,500 USA servicemembers based in South Korea.

Sanctions will remain until North Korea completely and verifiably eliminates its weapons of mass destruction programs, he added.

There will not be a repeat of "flimsy agreements" made between previous USA administrations and North Korea, Secretary Pompeo told reporters in Singapore on Monday.

Here's a look back at some of the many comments Trump has shared on Twitter about the North Korean leader.

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