Dennis Rodman traveling to Singapore for North Korea summit

Dennis Rodman traveling to Singapore for North Korea summit

Surprising no one, Fox News confirmed President Donald Trump is giving his first post-summit sit down to pal Sean Hannity. Beyond the impact on both leaders' political fortunes, the summit could shape the fate of countless people - the citizens of impoverished North Korea, the tens of millions living in the shadow of the North's nuclear threat, and millions more worldwide.

"It's pretty stunning", said Daniel Pinkston, a North Korea specialist who is a lecturer at Troy University. That suggests he still needs to align his diplomatic moves with Beijing. Up early in Singapore, Trump tweeted with cautious optimism: "Meetings between staffs and representatives are going well and quickly. but in the end, that doesn't matter".

Kim, speaking through an interpreter, said: "There were fetters and wrong practices that at times covered our eyes and ears, but we overcame everything to come this far".

About 100 reporters and Singapore residents shouted his name and took pictures with phones as Kim visited Marina Bay Sands resort, famed for its rooftop infinity pool overlooking the city.

The Republic is no stranger to hosting historic summits. "He thanks you a lot". Others complained about the traffic jams in downtown Singapore. Strong good. Trump strong!

Historian Robert Dallek, noting parallels and differences between the 1972 Nixon visit and this week's events, said, "We weren't going to ask them [the Chinese] to change governments or cut back on developing armaments of any kind". Their hotels are cordoned off with heavy security.

Still, word that the two planned a private tete-a-tete had unleashed a torrent of criticism on social media even before the summit began.

The meeting was the first between a sitting USA president and a North Korean leader.

Foreign Minister Ri, 61, is a career diplomat who served as the chief North Korean delegate to the six-party nuclear talks.

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Reuters could not confirm if leader Kim was staying in the Presidential Suite.

Mr. Trump and Kim are meeting Tuesday in what the USA hopes will be the start of negotiations to eliminate North Korea's rapidly advancing nuclear weapons program. Kim said: "We will solve it".

On Tuesday, famous "North Korean envoy" Dennis Rodman broke down in tears live on CNN, saying that the controversial talks between him and Kim Jong-un and between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un were the right thing to do.

Ferial Saeed, a former State Department official, writes that the summit will be a "getting to know you meeting, "plus.' That means, lower your expectations, and that the president is likely to lean toward keeping his own counsel and eschew a script".

Later, they would be joined by their respective negotiating teams for discussions that could last another hour.

But on the eve of the summit, the White House unexpectedly announced Trump would depart Singapore by Tuesday evening, meaning his time with Kim would be fairly brief. However, the South Carolina Republican noted that he is "not here to spread democracy" or to unite the North with South Korea.

Following that test, North Korea declared its state nuclear program was complete.

From there, the two leaders will head to a one-on-one meeting accompanied only by translators, then to a second bilateral meeting with more participants, and finally to a working lunch.

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