Americans waited with high hopes as Trump and Kim Jong Un began talks late last evening at 9 PM ET. As the leaders met for the first time face to face, Kim and Trump were all smiles. Shaking hands with each other, as the Korean and America flags stood next to each other as equals.
Trump's face to face meeting with Kim was historical, as it is the first time a sitting US President has ever met a North Korean leader face to face. Even if no agreement had been formally reached, the meeting itself was a huge step forward for foreign policy.
Trump and Kim later discussed behind closed doors their agreements during a working lunch, while CNN interviewed Dennis Rodman, who dropped a bombshell on air.
Rodman recalls asking Obama to listen to him, as he personally knew Kim Jong Un, and had offered to help with the North Korea crisis. Obama ignored him and did not pursue the offer. Rodman broke down in tears as he spoke about the historical summit, praising the leaders for meeting together.
Shortly after the private meeting, Trump and Kim announced their formal agreement to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Their joint statement covered 4 core promises:
1. Work together in accordance to create a lasting and stable peace regime on Korean soil.
2. Complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
3. Work together to establish new relations as leaders who seek lasting peace.
4. Complete retrieval of ALL POW/MIA remains.
President Trump, on the heels of his historic summit with Kim Jong Un, told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he believes the North Korean leader will begin to work toward dismantling his country’s nuclear program "virtually immediately."
In light of the historical summit, Trump has proven the instincts of a billionaire who wrote the Art Of The Deal, is a master negotiator. While his approach may be unconventional, it is undeniable that Trump is a force on the world stage. As Trump has pulled off what was once deemed impossible, there is no limits to what Trump can accomplish as a leader, who just made the Art Of The Deal into a historical footnote.
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