THE HANDSHAKE: President Trump Meets Kim Jong Un (FNN)

13 June, 2018, 16:59 | Author: Myra Gill
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They shook hands for several seconds, Trump reaching out to touch the North Korean leader on his right shoulder. Pictures soon started flooding social media and here are some hilarious outcomes in the form of memes.

Speaking following a one-on-one meeting with Trump, Kim said he hoped the two leaders could avoid the mistakes of the past.

"Anyone can make war, but only the most courageous can make peace", Trump continued, stressing he has given up nothing at this point in negotiations.

"Featuring President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un, in a meeting to remake history, to shine in the sun", the narrator says.

After shaking hands again with Kim in front of the cameras, Trump gave a thumbs-up before starting the first meeting between an incumbent USA president and a DPRK leader.

Credit must go to our Government for its policies on foreign affairs and for cultivating relationships with these countries over the years, so that the two parties trusted us enough to meet in Singapore.

Both leaders spoke of optimism regarding their closed door meeting.


Critics of the summit leapt at the leaders' handshake and the moonlight stroll Kim took Monday night along the glittering Singapore waterfront, saying it was further evidence that Trump was helping legitimize Kim on the world stage as an equal of the US president.

"He won't have that opportunity again", the USA president added.

"What people don't know is that Kim Jong-un prepared a video of his own for President Trump, and guess what?"

It was not clear from the outset whether the leaders would get on well when they met, with Trump issuing a stark warning to Kim ahead of the meeting that this was a one-time shot for North Korea to engage in talks. Trump has said he will give a press conference later this afternoon, before departing Singapore at 7pm local time. "You see that whenever they are exploding the cannons in the ocean", he said.

The U.S. delegation is composed of Secretary of State Pompeo, Chief of Staff John Kelly, and National Security Advisor John Bolton.

Asked by reporters if he would invite him to Washington, Trump said: "Absolutely, I would".

He added, "That could very well be the future".

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