President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un shooks hands this morning in front of the world to officially kick off their second summit in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Pres. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet for first time ahead of second summit in Hanoi.— ABC News (@ABC) February 27, 2019
Asked if he has walked back at all on the goal of denuclearization, Pres. Trump replies, "No." https://t.co/GYkuh4DeCY pic.twitter.com/ccSaNoiLKK
Ahead of the meeting, President Trump expressed confidence progress will continue to be made and thanked the Vietnam government for "rolling out the red carpet" to make the summit a success.
"I think the biggest progress was our relationship is really a good one": Pres. Trump says he hopes second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will build on "very successful first summit." https://t.co/d0SdV1h39g pic.twitter.com/e6fXGH3qqH— ABC News (@ABC) February 27, 2019
Pres. Trump to Kim Jong Un: "I think that your country has tremendous economic potential. Unbelievable. Unlimited. And I think that you will have a tremendous future with a your country, a great leader. And I look forward to watching it happen, and helping it to happen." pic.twitter.com/s1R1VvP1m3— ABC News (@ABC) February 27, 2019
Most of the work between Trump and Kim will take place tomorrow, when an entire day of discussions and negotiations are planned.
Pres Trump told press the dinner will be a short one because he and Kim have "a busy day tomorrow." Says he hopes it will lead to "a wonderful situation." He characterized his relationship with Kim as "very special." "See you tomorrow," he told press. pic.twitter.com/INwVid8dnH— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 27, 2019