The art of the unconventional deal?. Calling his trip "a mission of peace", the US President framed the meeting as a rare opportunity for Kim and said the US was going in with a positive outlook.
"No doubt that Mr Trump and his team prepared with cultural coach and will rely on the assistance of professional interpreters to help making their point respectfully and efficiently". There was no need to.
At the April inter-Korean summit, Moon and Kim agreed to improve relations by holding military talks to reduce border tensions, and hold reunions for families separated by the long-standing division of Korea. "How dare they do so, they shouldn't", the official told Reuters later. Seeing Nobel Peace Prize laurels and eyeing potential to show up his critics at home and overseas, Trump is granting Kim the global legitimacy he's long sought in hopes of securing a legacy-defining accord. "There's probably an even better chance it will take a period of time". The only sane reaction is to hope that they do both get along.
"If a breakthrough is achieved, if peace comes, there will be a bountiful harvest, primarily of course within the Korean Peninsula but indeed for all the rest of us", he said.
A "changed era" had come about, it said. It's a reflection of the intense global curiosity over Kim's sudden turn to diplomacy in recent months after a slew of North Korean nuclear and missile tests a year ago raised serious fears of war.
Pope Francis said on Sunday he hoped a forthcoming summit in Singapore between Trump and Jong Un will lead to peace for Korea. He was received by Singapore's Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), a leading Republican hawk, said in an interview on ABC's "This Week" that he's "100 percent" pleased with a letter top Senate Democrats sent President Trump last week insisting that any deal with North Korea must include a permanent dismantling of the country's nuclear and ballistic-missile programs.
Arriving on a plane loaned by China, Kim was also greeted by Balakrishnan.
Kim brought a significant security presence to Singapore, including three airplanes and a convoy of armored vehicles.
Trump, who is staying in a separate hotel, the Shangri-La, is due to meet Lee today.
The war of words between Mr. Trump and Kim has died down..
"The fact that we have been chosen as the site of the meeting, we did not ask for it.it says something about Singapore relations with the parties. and our standing in the worldwide community", he said, according to Channel News Asia.
The men have tie-ups with several local businesses and will also make an appearance at a seafood restaurant.
The White House had earlier shot down any suggestion that the five-time National Basketball Association champion Rodman would be present for the negotiations. However, the South Carolina Republican noted that he is "not here to spread democracy" or to unite the North with South Korea.
Part of the interest in Tuesday's summit is simply because Kim has had such limited appearances on the world stage.
Trump and Kim arrived in Singapore hours apart Sunday.