Trump says Kim 'trusts me, and I trust him'

Blanche Robertson
June 13, 2018

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un signed a document on Tuesday asserting that the United States president would provide unspecified "security guarantees" to Kim in exchange for the North Korean leader's "unwavering commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula".

President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.

"When I got home (from North Korea in 2014), I got so many death threats". The two sides promised to hold follow-up negotiations.

Using an iPad, Trump said, he showed Kim a short video made on his behalf, laying out the opportunities that could come with an agreement to eliminate North Korea's nuclear arsenal - a story about "two men, two leaders, one destiny". "Very, very quickly, absolutely".

Setting out the USA position before the summit, Pompeo stressed that the Trump administration would only accept complete denuclearisation of the North.

Pompeo stressed that the Trump administration would only accept complete denuclearisation of the North.

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Washington is eager to see if the North's pledges were "sincere", Pompeo said, adding: "The US has been fooled before".

The video suggests that Kim could "be the hero of his people". He also predicted that the Kim Jong and he "will solve a big problem, a big dilemma".

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During an interview with the Associated Press, Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said he has resigned from an advisory panel trying to tackle the massive Rohingya refugee crisis, January 24, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar. The president added: "That could very well be the future".

In a split-screen shot, Kim Jong Un waved to an adoring crowd while President Trump stood beside him with his thumb in the air. I thought they were very provocative.

He cited American college student Otto Warmbier, who was arrested by North Korean authorities in 2016 and died a year ago after being repatriated to the United States with severe brain damage.

A large contingent of Democrats criticized the president and his staff for tentatively granting a number of concessions to the North Koreans, including a pause on military exercises in South Korea and even meeting with Kim in the first place to lend his leadership legitimacy on the global stage.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walk in the Capella Hotel after their working lunch, on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018.

The summit is scheduled to begin at 9am, the White House said.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise described positive steps from the meeting, such as Kim saying he's willing to take steps toward denuclearization. Will the world embrace this change?

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