All systems go for historic Trump-Kim summit, Singapore says

All systems go for historic Trump-Kim summit, Singapore says

"I think we can presume that North Korea made more demands to Singapore than the United States did in terms of security".

Trump departed for Singapore on Saturday after attending the G7 summit in Canada. It will certainly be an exciting day and I know that Kim Jong-un will work very hard to do something that has rarely been done before, create peace and great prosperity for his land.

After trying to smooth over tensions with the six other leaders at the summit in Canada, Trump spoke optimistically about his looming meeting and said he believed it would go well, reports Daily Mail.

"If I think it won't happen, I'm not going to waste my time".

"I really feel confident".

"My touch. My feel".

"You know if you're going to like someone in the first five seconds, you ever hear that one?"

"I think that very quickly I'll know whether or not something good is going to happen", he told reporters in La Malbaie, Quebec, before departing the Group of Seven industrialized nations meeting for Singapore. "It's a big gamble and I'm not sure I have a good answer for what is best".

Trump and his lieutenants - with his hawkish national security adviser, John Bolton, a notable exception - have jumped on comments like this to frame the summit and used them to bolster their own direct, and extensive, private talks with senior North Koreans.

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Since becoming the North's leader in 2011, Kim has only taken one known overseas trip by air - to Dalian in China in early May - flying in his personal Ilyushin-62M jet and accompanied by a cargo plane. "I told him (police officer) that I. would never do this in Singapore because it is against your rules to protest", Mr Lee told The Associated Press.

That makes him optimistic that the talks between Mr Trump and Mr Kim will produce lasting change.

"He could take that nation with those great people and truly make it great", Trump said. "Both the American as well as the North Koreans are pleased with the arrangements, we're all set to go and things will start happening within the next 24 hours".

At worst, the summit will be merely a photo opportunity, exploited by North Korea to heighten the legitimacy of a nation state that is isolated, impoverished and shut out of all major worldwide institutions.

Pompeo, who will travel on to meetings with officials in South Korea and China after the summit in Singapore, also sought to assuage concerns in those countries that the Trump administration is moving toward the summit without taking into account the views from Seoul, Beijing and Tokyo. "It really amazed me and I thought we can learn a lot".

"The minimum would be a relationship - you'd start at least a dialogue", Trump added, when asked about outcomes.

Before Trump became president, Rodman appeared twice on his "Celebrity Apprentice" show and praised the billionaire real estate developer on Twitter during the 2016 presidential campaign. The two men exchanged fiery rhetoric past year over North Korea's attempts to build nuclear weapons that could reach the United States but tensions have since calmed considerably.

Then, Trump followed up with another Trudeau-targeted tweet, calling him "meek and mild" during the summit in Montreal and also "very dishonest and weak".

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