The once-bitter rivals clasped hands in front of a row of alternating U.S. and North Korean flags, then held a one-on-one meeting, additional talks with advisers and a working lunch.
It wasn't immediately clear what specific progress, if any, had been made in preliminary discussions between US and North Korean officials in the run-up to the Tuesday summit.
Kim Jong Un in turn said: "We overcame all obstacles and came here today".
Trump And Kim Jong Un Share Historic Handshake
President Trump shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. The two will huddle alone for roughly 45 minutes before being joined by aides for a larger meeting and working lunch.
Trump is due to meet with Kim on Singapore Sentosa Island Tuesday to push for a denuclearization plan for North Korea.
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Trump, beaming over what seemed nearly a bromance with one of the world's most brutal dictators, said he would invite Kim to the White House.
The summit - the first ever between a sitting American president and North Korea's leader - was to kick off at 9 a.m., the White House said. The president was joined by a translator and his chief of staff John Kelly along with Secretary Pompeo and Bolton.
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"We are going to have a great discussion and I think tremendous success". Looking forward to a new relationship Trump gave some insights into his conversations with Kim and how the relationship between the USA and North Korea soured in the past. Believe it. We are here! He told reporters he thinks he will know nearly immediately whether a deal can be made, saying: "I will know, just my touch, my feel".
Catching a solid Freudian slip is fun no matter what. North Korea, however, has shown little appetite for surrendering nuclear weapons it considers vital to the survival of Kim's dynastic rule.
The former White House communications director stated that Trump was a "disruptive risk-taker" who is willing to "break what would be the usual bonds of not going to a meeting like this". "In light of how many flimsy agreements the United States has made in previous years, this President will ensure that no potential agreement will fail to adequately address the North Korean threat".
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