Don’t expect too much from Kim-Trump meeting - Dennis Rodman


Don’t expect too much from Kim-Trump meeting - Dennis Rodman

After the summit ended, Trump assessed that Kim had a "great personality" and is 'very smart - good combination'.

During a post-lunch stroll through the gardens of the Singapore hotel where the summit was held, Trump said the summit had gone "better than anybody could have expected". They walked outside together after the lunch, stopping briefly to look at the USA president's special limousine.

The US president said he had, and would not retract his description of Mr Kim as "talented". As the site for their meeting, the two leaders have chosen one of Singapore's most luxurious hotels, the Capella Resort on Sentosa Island, a popular vacation spot off the southern tip of Singapore and home to Universal Studios Singapore.

The event-specific symbol features what appears to be a high-five between a hand representing the US president and one representing the North Korean dictator known for executing his political enemies and exiling large swaths of his nation to prison camps, where they face starvation and torture.

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

"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 global endeavor, which is in our profound interests", he added.

The combatants of the 1950-53 Korean War are technically still at war, as the conflict, in which millions of people died, was concluded only with a truce.

"I also think I'll know if it's going to happen fast - it may not, but I'll know pretty quickly whether or not in my opinion something positive will happen".

"Very good, very good".

They then had a private meeting that lasted some 40 minutes, before being joined in a later session by advisers from both sides. But I believed in North Korea.

It was not immediately clear what specific progress, if any, had been made in preliminary discussions between United States and North Korean officials.

After the meetings, the two teams and other senior officials met for a working lunch.

Dessert included dark chocolate tartlet and Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream. Funds for military activities are obtained from remittances that come from the forced labor of North Koreans sent overseas, as well as forced labor domestically.

The US has offered North Korea "unique" security guarantees to persuade it to give up its nuclear arsenal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, on the eve of a historic summit in Singapore.

Footage shows the camera panning over to Kim, who receives a translation of Trump's comments - and remains completely expressionless.