In a September 2017 speech in front of the United Nations, President Trump referred to Kim as "Rocket Man" and threatened to "totally destroy North Korea", which earned a rare rebuke directly from Kim describing the president as a "frightened dog" and "mentally deranged US dotard".
Excitement in the air" ahead of Kim meeting Trump doubles down on criticism of EU, Canada Merkel: "EU will retaliate against Trump tariffs MORE joked with photographers at the Singapore summit on Tuesday, telling them to take pictures that made him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un look "handsome and thin". "If diplomacy does not move in the right direction. those measures will increase."He added: "North Korea has previously confirmed to us its willingness to denuclearise and we are eager to see if those words prove honest."The White House said later that discussions with North Korea had moved "more quickly than expected" and Trump would leave Singapore on Tuesday night after the summit, rather than Wednesday, as scheduled earlier".
Trump had been scheduled to fly back to Washington on Wednesday morning after spending Tuesday with the North Korean leader in Singapore.
"A very worthy, smart negotiator, absolutely", Trump told reporters while standing alongside Kim. "Over my lifetime I've done a lot of deals with a lot of people and sometimes the people you most distrust turn out to be the most honorable ones and the people that you do trust turn out to be not the honorable ones", Trump said.
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Other, more critical commenters on websites such as Twitter and Reddit, even suggested that the slip-up was intended, especially considering that Scaramucci seemingly did not react to Huntsman's mistake. I did not mean to say that. But on the eve of the summit, the White House unexpectedly announced Trump would depart Singapore by Tuesday evening, raising questions about whether his aspirations for an ambitious outcome had been scaled back.
The anchor apologized later in the show.
The meeting has been downplayed by Trump in recent days. Carrying with them hopes to end seven decades of hostility and the threat of a nuclear confrontation, the meeting between the two firebrand leaders will be watched closely by people across the world.
The summit was part of a "changed era", North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency said in its first comments on the event.
One Twitter user wrote: 'This Singapore Summit between Trump and Kim needs a name.