President Trump agreed to meet in the DMZ between the two Koreas and he took the few steps required that put him in North Korea. The first time a US president has done so.
He met with Kim Jong Un and they talked for a while with no details being released as of this time. This is the third time that two leaders have met face to face and Kim told Trump that he was surprised to see him there but their friendship is what made the meeting possible.
The two met in private in the Freedom House.
President Donald Trump met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on Sunday, stepping into North Korea as he shook hands in a moment of high-stakes diplomacy.
Trump initiated the meeting at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North Korea and South Korea, first publicly calling for the meeting on Twitter before North Korea moved quickly to make the meeting happen.
“Good to see you again”, said Kim through a translator, meeting at the DMZ. “I would never have expected to see you at this place.”
The two leaders spoke briefly as Trump shook hands and then walked into North Korea and shook hands again as North Korean media scrambled around the pair of leaders to capture the moment.
American press shouted at North Korean press and cameramen who were interrupting the shot of the historic meeting.
Trump just became the first sitting U.S. president to step into North Korea as he met Kim Jong Un in the DMZ pic.twitter.com/ve3UGyj0sN
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) June 30, 2019