President Donald Trump has officially met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
The meeting, which lasted nearly five hours in Singapore, ended with Trump stating that he and Kim now have a special bond.
And Kim Jong Un did the unthinkable right as the meeting was ending.
Most people never expected a meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to ever occur.
Just a few months ago Trump was calling Kim “Little Rocket Man,” and insulting his height and weight.
Now President Trump is shaking hands with the North Korean dictator and talking with him.
Yesterday’s meeting in Singapore was historic.
Before meeting with Kim, President Trump stated that within a minute of meeting with him he will know if the North Korean dictator is serious about making a deal.
As it turns out, Trump believes he was, as the two of them spoke for nearly five hours.
While the exact content of their discussion is unknown, it can be easily assumed that they discussed denuclearization of Korea.
Trump may have also talked about welcoming North Korean sports stars and music groups to the United States. It is also speculated that Trump may have talked about helping get U.S. cultural staples like McDonald’s built in North Korea.
But while all of that is speculation, there is one thing we do know about the meeting.
As the meeting came to an end, both President Donald Trump and North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un signed a document dedicating them to decreasing tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
The most important part of the documents is a promise to take concrete steps towards denuclearization, in exchange for a security guarantee from the United States.
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But Trump wasn’t just going to have him promise to denuclearize, Trump also has written promises for follow-up meetings.
The follow-up meetings will mostly occur between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a relevant high-level North Korean official.
Trump felt very optimistic and proud of what was accomplished at the meeting, stating:
“We are very proud of what took place today. I think our whole relationship with North Korea and the Korean peninsula is going to be a very much different situation than it has in the past,” adding “people are going to be very impressed, people are going to be very happy, and we are going to take care of a very big and very dangerous problem for the world.”
After the meeting occurred, President Trump was so confident about how it went, and about his new relationship with Kim Jong Un that he stated he would “absolutely” invite Kim Jong Un to the White House.
Kim Jong Un mirrored Trump’s optimism, stating that “the world will see a major change.”
Hopefully, Kim Jong Un is serious about his newfound belief in peace.
He has the opportunity to change the world for the better, and President Trump seems to be pushing him in that direction.
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