Among other things that Trump could bring up during the summit are regional security concerns regarding North Korea and Japan, as well as the situation regarding human rights in the country.
He would not say whether that included the possibility of withdrawing USA troops from the Korean Peninsula, but said the context of the discussions was "radically different than ever before".
The US president and the leader of DPRK are quite different people.
Although gaps remain over what denuclearisation would entail, Trump sounded a positive note in a lunch meeting with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
He also shared a photo of himself and Trump and told the entire world that he's "honored" to call the president a friend.
Kim and Trump arrived in Singapore hours apart on Sunday for their much-anticipated meeting Tuesday to discuss the regime's nuclear arsenal. The North has faced crippling diplomatic and economic sanctions as it has advanced development of its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
Alluding to the North's concerns that giving up its nuclear weapons could surrender its primary deterrent to forced regime change, Pompeo told reporters that the USA was prepared to take action to provide North Korea with "sufficient certainty" that denuclearization "is not something that ends badly for them".
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He said she had wanted to go, but that she couldn't fly for a month after her surgery on doctor's orders. President Trump said Friday he won't be inviting the victor of the NBA Finals to the White House.
"While a summit between Trump and Kim would be historic, it is unlikely to be decisive".
Even though President Trump had previously raised the possibility their summit could extend beyond just one day, the White House said Tuesday that the president planned to depart Singapore earlier than originally scheduled as negotiations with the North Korean delegation "have moved more quickly than expected". Trump said last week that Rodman had not been invited to the summit.
Since the first US atomic test in the desert of New Mexico on July 16, 1945 eight countries have conducted an estimated 2,056 nuclear test explosions, mostly in the late 1950's and early 1960's - the darkest days of the Cold War, according to data from the Arms Control Association. Four of the nation's six nuclear tests have taken place since Kim took power in 2011. He allegedly gave Kim a copy of Trump's book The Art of the Deal during a visit to Pyongyang, according to a 2017 report from The Washington Post.
Still, other analysts said Mr. Kim was as determined as Mr. Trump to make this meeting a success.
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People can find summit-themed dishes, Trump and Kim T-shirts and a pair of impersonators, who are holding mock press conferences. The article also stresses the need for confidentiality - meaning Trump will have to resist tweeting the minutes of the meeting.
Another possibility from the summit is a deal to end the Korean War, which North Korea has long demanded, presumably, in part, to get USA troops off the Korean Peninsula and, eventually, pave the way for a North Korean-led unified Korea.
The summit has officially begun, with Trump and Kim shaking hands and posing for photographs.
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Kudlow, who is a wry and upbeat speaker, has adopted some of Trump's hard-line rhetoric while working inside the West Wing. His recovery was a great source of pride for him and for his friends, contributing to his upbeat manner.