U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un made history Monday night — Tuesday locally — at the Capella Hotel in Singapore.
The two men entered their meeting together with their two translators and no one else, as millions of viewers around the world watched their initial handshake via the internet and various national television networks. Their meeting was expected to last about 45 minutes. An expanded bilateral meeting with advisers was also scheduled to take place.
— ABC News (@ABC) June 12, 2018
Trump said earlier that he would know “within the first minute” whether his meeting with Kim would be a positive one; and if not, he said he wouldn’t waste any more time — not his, and not Kim’s.
“It was not an easy journey to come to this point,” Kim Jong Un told Trump at the start of their meeting. “Wrong behaviors and practices sometimes hid our eyes and ears, but we’ve overcome those and eventually we came here after overcoming all the obstacles,” he said.
Trump told Kim, “I look forward to working with you.”