Sunday, June 30, 2019

President Trump Visits North Korea

Daily Mail: Trump takes historic walk from the DMZ into North Korean territory as he meets Kim Jong-un, who hails him as 'courageous' - and the president invites dictator to visit the U.S. and announces resumption of 'concrete negotiations'

* The president visited the DMZ on Sunday
* He shook hands with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un
* He walked across the demarcation line into North Korean territory
* Trump repeatedly touted a potential meeting starting Saturday
* He stoked the drama saying nothing was 'final' until hours before it occurred
* Become the first U.S. president to step inside North Korea
* North Korea said at first said it was waiting for a formal invitation to meet Trump
* It then called the idea an 'interesting suggestion'
* Trump and Kim ended up meeting for 50 minutes inside 'Peace House'
* No immediate sanctions relief
* Mentioned a Kim visit to the U.S. but with no date
* Trump tweeted on Saturday morning inviting Kim to 'shake his hand and say Hello(?)!'
* South Korean leader said he could 'truly feel the flower of peace was blossoming on the Korean peninsula'
* Trump said he knows 'for a fact' DPRK's main negotiator is alive
* Said he hopes the rest of the negotiators are too

President Donald Trump has taken the historic walk from the DMZ into North Korean territory in order to embark on a meeting with dictator Kim Jong-un.

Shortly after the pair greeted each other with a handshake Sunday, Trump was hailed as 'courageous' by the North Korean leader. Trump in turn praised the 'power' of Kim's voice – then criticized his predecessor and faulted the media for down-playing his achievements.

'This has a lot of significance because it means that we want to bring an end to the unpleasant past and try to create a new future, so it's a very courageous and determined act,' Kim told Trump through a translator after smiling during their initial handshake greeting.

'You're the first U.S. president to cross this line,' Kim told him, moments after Trump became the first American president to venture into North Korean territory. Trump announced after the meeting that in the 'near future' the two sides would be able to 'get some good results after concrete negotiations' – but with nothing tangible other than the commitment to resume talks.

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WNU Editor: The meeting lasted for 50 minutes. Longer than what many expected.

More News On President Trump's Meeting With North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un At The DMZ

The Latest: Trump says ‘great honor’ to stand in North Korea -- AP
Trump and Kim at the DMZ: Live -- BBC
Wide grins and historic handshake for Trump, Kim at DMZ -- AP
Trump holds historic meeting with Kim with a tweet, handshake and 'flowers of hope' -- Reuters
Trump becomes first US president to enter North Korea -- France 24
US-North Korea: Trump and Kim hold historic meeting at DMZ -- BBC
Trump, Kim hold historic DMZ meeting -- Korea Herald
Trump meets Kim Jong Un, becomes first sitting U.S. president to step into North Korea -- NBC
Trump meets Kim in DMZ, becomes first sitting US president to step into Hermit Kingdom -- FOX News
Trump, Kim meet at Demilitarized Zone, face-to-face for first time since Hanoi -- FOX News
Trump makes history before announcing North Korea nuclear talks will resume -- The Hill
Donald Trump invites Kim Jong-un to US after entering North Korea -- The Guardian
Trump meets Kim at Korean Demilitarized Zone -- DW
Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meet at demilitarised zone -- ABC News Online
Trump meets North Korea's Kim at DMZ in landmark visit -- Al Jazeera
'This is a great friendship': Trump invites Kim Jong Un to the White House after crossing North Korean border to shake hands -- Business Insider
Trump, Kim agree to resume nuclear talks at historic DMZ meeting -- Korea Herald
After surprise Trump-Kim meeting, U.S. and North Korea to reopen talks -- Reuters
US-North Korea: Trump and Kim agree to restart talks in historic meeting -- BBC
US, N. Korea agree to restart nuclear talks but Trump ‘in no rush’ to ditch sanctions -- RT
Kim-Trump border meeting: History or just a photo-op? -- AP
Trump and Kim’s DMZ meeting proves more than just a photo op -- Julian Borger and Justin McCurry, The Guardian


Anonymous said...

"Just landed - a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!"

2:56 AM - 13 Jun 2018

Cool. Just like a TV show.

Bob Huntley said...

Trump sucking up now.

Anonymous said...

...and all the nukes and missiles then dumped into the sea

Anonymous said...

The problem is not that he went but that he might return