Kim: 'We Decided to Leave the Past Behind'

Trump says he had a 'terrific day' with North Korean
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2018 1:20 AM CDT
Updated Jun 12, 2018 4:44 AM CDT
Kim: 'We Decided to Leave the Past Behind'
President Trump and Kim Jong Un walk from lunch at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Singapore.   (Pool Photo by Anthony Wallace via AP)

President Trump and Kim Jong Un signed a document after a historic day of meetings in Singapore on Tuesday and while the contents weren't immediately disclosed, it was clear that the two men had clicked. "We had a terrific day and we learned a lot about each other and our countries," Trump said, per the Guardian, describing the North Korean leader as a "very talented man" who "loves his country very much." Trump said he and "Chairman Kim" had both been "very honored" to sign a "very important" and "pretty comprehensive" agreement, the BBC reports. Trump shook the North Korean leader's hand and predicted: "We'll meet many times." Kim said that they had "decided to leave the past behind" and thanked Trump for "making this meeting happen."

Asked whether he would invite Kim to the White House, Trump said, "Absolutely, I will." He said details of the agreement they had signed would be disclosed later on. After they spoke to the press, the two leaders departed in separate motorcades. Kim is expected to leave Singapore within hours, while Trump is expected to speak to the press again. Trump spoke privately with Kim for around 40 minutes Tuesday before a meeting that included aides and a working lunch that included beef short ribs, sweet and sour crispy pork, and braised codfish, the AP reports. They were joined at the lunch by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House chief of staff John Kelly, and national security adviser John Bolton, among others. (More Kim Jong Un stories.)

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