President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have arrived in Singapore, ahead of Tuesday’s summit, slated to be the first-ever meeting between an American president and a North Korean leader. The summit will be held at the Capella Resort on Sentosa Island. Trump is slated to meet for two hours alone with Kim, along with two translators. Hours ago, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a news conference in which he said Trump is prepared to offer North Korea unprecedented security assurances, although he did not specify what these guarantees would be. The official North Korean news agency said Sunday Kim is prepared to talk about “denuclearization” and a “durable peace.” Meanwhile, President Trump told reporters Saturday he would know “within the first minute” of their meeting whether Kim is serious about making peace.
President Donald Trump: “It’s a good question: How long will it take? I think within the first minute I’ll know.”
President Donald Trump: “Just my touch, my feel. That’s what—that’s what I do. How long will it take to figure out whether or not they’re serious? I said maybe in the first minute. You know, the way they say that you know if you’re going to like somebody in the first five seconds? You ever hear that one? Well, I think that very quickly I’ll know whether or not something good is going to happen.”