US News Trump hypes the drama hours before nuclear summit with Kim

04:55  12 june  2018
04:55  12 june  2018 Source:   nbcnews.com

Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet at luxury resort on Singapore's Sentosa Island

  Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet at luxury resort on Singapore's Sentosa Island WASHINGTON — President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at a luxury resort on Sentosa Island for nuclear talks next week in Singapore, the White House said Tuesday .The historic meeting will be held at the Capella Hotel, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted.“We thank our great Singaporean hosts for their hospitality,” Sanders said. © Ore Huiying / Getty Images Trump and Kim’s highly anticipated meeting is scheduled for June 12 at 9 a.m. local time — or 9 p.m. on June 11 on the East Coast of the U.S. — after a flurry of on-again-off-again action.

SINGAPORE — President Donald Trump hyped the drama surrounding his historic nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, tweeting hours before its 9 p.m. ET start that "we will all know soon" if a "real deal" is in the offing.

Kim had landed in Singapore hours earlier, staying silent as he has since Kim Jong Un has arrived in Singapore for his summit with President Trump pic.twitter.com/42qGZ3PyDy. " Trump will hype this relentlessly, no matter what comes of it," tweeted Robert E Kelly, a political science professor at

U.S. President Donald Trump (C) participates in a working luncheon hosted by Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana, Singapore on June 11, 2018. Officials from both delegations also attended the luncheon. © Ministry of Communications and Information, Republic of Singapore / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Ima... U.S. President Donald Trump (C) participates in a working luncheon hosted by Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana, Singapore on June 11, 2018. Officials from both delegations also attended the luncheon.

SINGAPORE — President Donald Trump hyped the drama surrounding his historic nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Tuesday, tweeting hours before its 9 p.m. ET start that "we will all know soon" if a "real deal" is in the offing. 

In doing so, Trump diminished the importance of staff-level talks between the two nations that the White House had said "moved more quickly than expected" in recent days. 

Instead, Trump has placed his emphasis on the personal dynamics of the relationship he forges with Kim, whom American officials say will have to give up his nuclear arsenal and his ability to develop new weapons in order to get relief from crippling U.S. economic sanctions and assurances that the U.S. will not take military action against him.

Before arriving here, Trump said it wouldn't take him long to gauge whether Kim is just looking for a photo-op or is willing to make the kinds of concessions that would end North Korea's decades of isolation.

Trump leaves G7 early for 'mission of peace' with Kim

  Trump leaves G7 early for 'mission of peace' with Kim Donald Trump declared that he was on a "mission of peace" before leaving the G7 summit early to meet Kim Jong Un in Singapore. He told reporters he would "know within a minute" whether Mr Kim was serious about giving up his nuclear weapons, adding that he would not prolong talks if he sensed otherwise.The US leader boarded a plane from Quebec on Saturday ahead of the highly anticipated meeting with the North Korean leader on Tuesday, leaving G7 leaders early and missing environmental talks.

In Trump 's rush to meet Kim , he has forced his own national security team to upend the usual planning for a presidential summit . Kim does not behave like his father or grandfather, who ruled the country before him and were driven to develop nuclear weapons with singular focus, she said.

In their final hours of calm, President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un huddled with advisers in luxury Singapore hotels less than half a mile apart, readying for a nuclear summit that could define the fate of millions, and their own political futures.

"I think within the first minute, I’ll know — just my touch, my feel," Trump said.

The two leaders are expected to shake hands at 9 a.m., then sit down for a meeting at which the only other people in the room will be translators. After that, the schedule calls for a larger bilateral dialogue in which the U.S. will be represented by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton, followed by a working lunch. 

Pompeo and Bolton have played the good cop and bad cop roles in the administration's negotiations with Pyongyang. Pompeo has previously met with Kim and, as the nation's top diplomat, has a lot invested in striking a deal. Bolton raised eyebrows last month when he began openly discussing using a "Libya model" in negotiations with Kim.

When Bolton worked in President George W. Bush's administration, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi gave up his nuclear program under the threat of U.S. military action against him and the promise of sanctions relief. To that point, the parallel could be appealing to Kim.

Trump: I'll know if Kim is serious within a minute

  Trump: I'll know if Kim is serious within a minute Donald Trump said he is on a "mission of peace" before leaving the G7 summit for Singapore to meet Kim Jong Un. He told reporters he would "know within a minute" whether Mr Kim is serious about giving up his nuclear weapons, adding that he would not prolong talks if he sensed otherwise.The US leader boarded a plane from Quebec on Saturday ahead of the highly-anticipated meeting with the North Korean leader on Tuesday, leaving G7 leaders early and missing environmental talks.

" Trump will hype this relentlessly, no matter what comes of it," tweeted Robert E. Kelly, a political science professor at Pusan National University in South Korea who is town to comment on the summit for the BBC. Even if Kim offers only "a fine-sounding rhetorical commitment

Hours earlier, a jet carrying Kim landed. He and Trump are set to meet this week in the first summit of its kind between a leader of North Korea and a sitting US president. It's unclear what Trump and Kim might decide this week. Pyongyang has said it is willing to deal away its entire nuclear arsenal if

But Gaddafi ended up dead within a decade following a U.S.-led bombardment of his country. Bolton's use of the Libya phrasing, reiterated by Vice President Mike Pence in an interview, contributed to a tiff between the two nations and the brief cancellation of the summit. But it was quickly put back on track.

Trump is expected to wrap up a half-day of intense negotiations with a press conference before leaving Singapore Tuesday night to return to Washington.

"The fact that I am having a meeting is a major loss for the U.S., say the haters & losers," Trump also tweeted shortly before the meeting . "We have our hostages, testing, research and all missle launches have stoped, and these pundits, who have called me wrong from the beginning, have nothing else they can say! We will be fine!" 

Kim Jong Un enjoys night-time stroll in Singapore ahead of historic summit .
A smiling Kim Jong Un has been pictured enjoying a late-night stroll in Singapore ahead of his landmark meeting with Donald Trump. The North Korean dictator was surrounded by heavy security amid reports he was heading to the luxury Marina Bay Sands - a 55-floor hotel with a rooftop bar and infinity pool.Singapore's foreign minster Vivian Balakrishnan tweeted a selfie of himself with Mr Kim during the surprise walkabout.#Jalanjalan #guesswhwere? pic.twitter.

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