The best photos from Trump's historic summit with Kim Jong Un

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The best photos from Trump's historic summit with Kim Jong Un

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was not surprised by President Donald Trump's call to end USA military exercises with South Korea and had been consulted beforehand, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. "My meeting with Chairman Kim was honest, direct, and productive".

"It's a great day".

Kim at one point told Trump that many people around the world would see their meeting as a kind of fantasy, as if it the event was a "science fiction movie".

"I'm not in this for no money". I never had no one to hear me.

Kim said there would be a "major change" in the world. "His parents are good friends of mine". We fly in bombers from Guam... to practice and drop bombs all over the place and then go back to Guam.

"Without Otto this would not have happened", Mr Trump said. Have a handshake, have a smile, have a glass of iced tea.

"I don't know that I will ever admit that, but I'll find some kind of an excuse", Trump said. US President Donald Trump arrived at the venue just 60 seconds before the summit was to begin. I'm out of it.

"You couldn't have a [more] stark difference between the last 25 years of handling this problem and the last 500 days", Gorka said.

The meeting was the first time a sitting United States president has met North Korea's leader.

"It is awesome, it is unbelievable. when I went back home, I got so many death threats. If you can do certain things, I would listen, my ears would be open, '" Rodman said. "But I kept my head up high, brother. I think they will be one of the great winners as a group".

Kim says through an interpreter that it "was not easy to get here" and that there "were obstacles but we overcame them to be here". "And Obama did not give me the time of day", he said.

It's the first ever meeting between a sitting US president and North Korean leader. "I don't say he was nice".

"We may be able to recoup a little bit of that, but I think it is a cost that we're willing to pay and it's our contribution to an worldwide endeavor, which is in our profound interests", he added.

On human rights, Trump said Tuesday's meetings only very briefly touched on the topic, but that the two sides would discuss it more in the future.

"He was taking selfies and all that", said Rodman of his various meetings with Kim. The plan outlined in the two leaders' joint statement turns out to be exactly what Beijing wants. "Trump turned a blind eye to differences of principle and history - refusing to directly confront the reality that Kim oversees a vast police state, starves his citizens and assassinates his rivals - in the interest of completing a transaction". "It's gotta be something, everyone, is comfortable with".

At the heart of negotiations was the "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula in exchange for "security guarantees" for the North's mercurial leader, Kim Jong Un.

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