On the eve of his big summit with Kim Jong Un, Trump on Monday piled on more tweets in his escalating trade war with Canada and sent out a top official to bash news reporting suggesting Trump's summit preparations could have been hindered by the lack of a top science adviser.
He had his first formal meeting of the summit with the prime minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong. And so we're putting him on the same stage as the American president.
Korea Central Television aired a 7-minute bulletin about the supreme leader's arrival in the Southeast Asian city-state; the front page of the Rodong Sinmun newspaper was devoted to news about the summit; and the Korean Central News Agency listed Pyongyang's talking points for the dialogue, saying the meeting would be taking place in a "changed era" and "under the great attention and expectation of the whole world". "In addition, the charter of a Chinese airplane may have an effect of publicizing China's active support and cooperation to the North Korean people ahead of summit talks with the U.S".
United States and North Korean officials huddled throughout Monday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel ahead of the sit-down aimed at resolving a standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal.
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After arriving at the palace, the royals assembled on the Buckingham Palace balcony to watch a fly-by by the Royal Air Force. The Duke of Edinburgh retired from public duties previous year , and now only makes appearances at a few selected events.
The US and Singapore delegations enjoyed lobster bisque, beef tenderloin and ice cream.
The political consequences of the summit have not been lost on Trump or his allies. Forging a peace treaty involving South Korea may be another topic of the Trump-Kim meeting.
In return, Kim, said to be in his mid-thirties, called Trump "mentally deranged" and a "dotard".
"So today, we have the opportunity for a historic meeting, a possible end to the Korean war, and a possible move to denuclearize, and maybe even demilitarize the Korean peninsula", said Robert Carnell, chief economist Asia-Pacific at ING.
"This would bring us a step closer to reunification." she said.
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Pompeo reiterated that the USA will not ease sanctions against North Korea for anything less than complete denuclearization.
Pompeo offered "unique" security guarantees to North Korea if it accepts denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
Some experts said Kim's city tour suggests that North Korea and the U.S. had narrowed their differences ahead of the summit.
Experts believe the North is close to being able to target the entire US mainland with its nuclear-armed missiles, and while there's deep skepticism that Kim will quickly give up those hard-won nukes, there's also some hope that diplomacy can replace the animosity between the USA and the North.
Amateur body language analysts noted that Trump is being more physical than Kim.
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"Just my touch, my feel. That's what I do".