The world watched as President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived at the Capella Hotel in Singapore, shook hands and posed for photos before going into their historic one-on-one meeting early Tuesday morning.
An we didn't hear any of that in Singapore.
Just over half of all Americans say they approve of how President Donald Trump has handled North Korea, but only a quarter think that his summit this week with Kim Jong Un will lead to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday.
Trump, who returned to Washington early on Wednesday, hailed the meeting with Kim, the first between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader, as a success that had removed the North Korean nuclear threat. The president made refueling stops in Guam and Hawaii on his return to Washington.
However, there was no mention of the previous U.S. aim of "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization" from Pyongyang. He gave Kim Jong Un an audience with the president.
The KCNA report was also read on state television by Ri Chun Hee, a 75-year-old grandmother who usually announces major news - including North Korea's largest nuclear test last September.
Trump left the discussions assured that Kim would begin dismantling his country's missile sites in the immediate future, telling ABC News that Kim "trusts me, and I trust him". After all, if there is no threat, why would the North Koreans need to give up their arsenal?
The decision to publish extensive coverage of the summit seems to reflect North Korea's desire to portray itself to citizens as a player on the global stage, and is considered by some to be a propaganda coup.
Thirty-nine percent believe the summit has lowered the threat of nuclear war between the United States and nuclear-armed North Korea, slightly more than the 37 percent who said they did not believe it changed anything.
Ultimately, that may end up being the only option that the USA has short of war.