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See All The Photos From Trump And Kim’s Face-to-face Meeting

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After several months of sabre-rattling that gave way to flirtation, President Trump finally met face-to-face with Kim Jong Un at a hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore on Tuesday morning.

Hours into a working lunch, at which the two leaders discussed a deal to denuclearise North Korea, Trump and Kim took a stroll together, and the U.S. president declared “We’re going right now for a signing.”

While it remained unclear what sort of document the two men would sign, Trump added that the meeting had gone “better than anybody could have expected.”

Their meeting began shortly after 9 a.m. local time, with Trump wearing a dark suit and red tie, and Kim dressed in a black suit. The two men walked along a white colonnade, meeting in front of a bank of 12 alternating U.S. and North Korean flags where they shook hands. The handshake lasted about 12 seconds.

Trump and Kim take a stroll together
The North Koreans and the US team at bilateral talks

According to the Shanghai Media Group, the 35-year-old Kim arrived at the summit venue seven minutes earlier than Trump, 71, to show respect to his elder.

After their initial greeting, Trump and Kim walked inside, sat down and spoke briefly to reporters.

Trump, who had insisted he would know “within the first minute” if Kim was serious about denuclearisation, said he “felt really great” and that it was his “honour” to meet with the North Korean leader.

“We’re going to have a great discussion,” Trump said. “A tremendous success. We will have a great relationship.”

“It was not easy to get here,” Kim said. “There were obstacles, but we overcame them to be here.”

Kim likened the meeting to something “from a science fiction movie,” according to a translation of his remarks.

The pair then retreated to a private room where they met one-on-one, with interpreters, for about 35 minutes before an expanded bilateral meeting with both U.S. and North Korean advisers.

The president was flanked by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton. Kim was joined by vice chairman Kim Yong Chol and foreign ministers Ri Yong Ho and Ri Su Yong. Trump and Kim sat across from each other near the center of a long table.

At the top of the expanded meeting, Trump said he and Kim will solve the problems presented by a nuclear North Korea.

“Working together, we will get it taken care of,” Trump said.

“We overcame all kinds of skepticism and speculations about this summit,” Kim added, “and I believe that this is good for the peace.”

Trump arrived at the hotel after issuing a flurry of tweets dismissing skeptics of the meeting between U.S. leaders and the rogue nuclear nation as “haters & losers.”

He also revealed that his economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, who was not part of the U.S. delegation in Singapore, had suffered a heart attack was being treated at Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland.

See images of the meeting below.

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their historic U.S.-Nor
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U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their historic U.S.-North Korea summit on June 12, 2018.

Kim walks beside Trump at the start of the summit.
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Kim walks beside Trump at the start of the summit.

Trump and Kim shake hands.
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Trump and Kim shake hands.

Pedestrians in Tokyo look at a wall-mounted screen displaying live news of the meeting between Trump and Kim on June 12, 2018
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Pedestrians in Tokyo look at a wall-mounted screen displaying live news of the meeting between Trump and Kim on June 12, 2018.

Trump's motorcade leaves for the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island, Singapore, the site of the summit.
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Trump’s motorcade leaves for the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island, Singapore, the site of the summit.

People watch live footage of the handshake between Kim and Trump.
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People watch live footage of the handshake between Kim and Trump.

Trump and Kim shake hands again before their expanded bilateral meeting.
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Trump and Kim shake hands again before their expanded bilateral meeting.

Photographers gather next to a TV while Trump and Kim meet.
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Photographers gather next to a TV while Trump and Kim meet.

The two leaders pose for a photo op, flanked by American and North Korean flags.
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The two leaders pose for a photo op, flanked by American and North Korean flags.

“Larry is currently in good condition,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. “And his doctors expect he will make a full and speedy recovery.”

Adding to the surreal nature of Trump-Kim spectacle, former NBA star Dennis Rodman appeared on CNN in a rambling, emotional interview live from Singapore, where he broke into tears as he commented on his role in bringing Kim and Trump to the negotiating table.

Rodman, who first traveled to North Korea in 2013 to meet with Kim, said he received death threats as a result of his outreach.

“I believed in North Korea,” Rodman said. “And when I went home I couldn’t even go home. I couldn’t go home. I had to hide out for 30 days. I couldn’t even go home, but I kept my head up high, brother. I knew things were going to change. I knew it. I was the only one.”

The flamboyant former basketball star added that the Trump White House called him Tuesday to thank him for his unlikely diplomacy.

Mr. Trump’s motorcade traveling toward the meeting with Mr. Kim.CreditFeline Lim/Reuters
Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim sat briefly for photographs before the beginning of their meeting.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times
Mr. Kim and Mr. Trump accompanied by aides during their expanded meeting on Tuesday.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times
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Mr. Kim and Mr. Trump after their initial meeting.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times
Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim after their lunch.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times
Mr. Kim and Mr. Trump during the signing ceremony.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times
“We’re ready to write a new chapter between our nations,” Mr. Trump said at a news conference after his meeting with Mr. Kim.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times
A member of Mr. Kim’s security detail wearing a pin showing the North Korean leader’s grandfather, Kim Il-sung, left,

CREDIT: HuffingtonPost, Reuters

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