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Trump and Kim Jong Un: Friends or Frenemies?

President Trump traveled all the way to North Korea to continue his unlikely friendship with Kim Jong Un. Here's the full story of how he became the first sitting president to cross the DMZ.

How did we get here?

President Trump stepped into North Korea to meet with Kim Jong Un a second time. Donald Trump also became the first U.S. president to step into North Korea Sunday, reaching across the demarcation line to shake hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and then, at Kim's invitation, stepping across the border and into North Korea -- in a historic moment Trump called "a great honor."

In 2017 Trump and Kim trade threats in an escalating war of words. That year, the world had witnessed President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un trading barbs that, while included nicknames and new vocabulary words, also openly suggest war and destruction. After months of talks Trump and Kim meet face to face in Singapore. The two leaders met in a room with North Korean and American flags that looked much like the setting of their first meeting in Singapore. When asked if the pair would reach a peace deal, Trump told the press corps, “We’ll see.” He reiterated that he and the leader of the isolated state have a “great relationship,” but when asked if he would be backing down from pursuing complete denuclearization of North Korea, he simply said, “No,” and left it at that.

In 2019 Trump and Kim meet again in Hanoi, Vietnam. This second round of talks in Vietnam comes eight months after all eyes focused on Trump and Kim’s historic first meeting in June – an easing of hostilities following an escalation of rhetoric from both sides. But the outcome from that first meeting was largely symbolic. The two leaders vaguely agreed to work toward denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, without outlining a path to achieve that elusive goal, or even clarifying what exactly the thorny wording “denuclearize” entails. Trump, who has pledged to solve the North Korea problem, says the potential for making a more substantive agreement with the reclusive kingdom in Vietnam is “awesome.” The meeting was cut short before any deal could be reached.

On June 30th, 2019 Trump became the first U.S. President to step foot into North Korea for meeting #3

Brut.

07/01/2019 11:02 PMupdated: 07/02/2019 12:55 PM
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57 comments

  • Steven C.
    07/01/2019 23:08

    Trump is just a loudmouth.

  • Marjorie S.
    07/01/2019 23:11

    FROM ONE DICTATOR TO ANOTHER

  • Davon R.
    07/01/2019 23:14

    2 weirdos who both own cults and lie everyday to keep their cult followers from defecting.

  • Ken P.
    07/01/2019 23:36

    Hey Donald. You’re so in love with this guy. Is it too much to ask him to admit his regime tortured and killed Otto Warmbier? Too much to ask him to apologize? Think it goes over well with Ottp’s family when you talk about the honor of meeting with Kim and inviting him to the White House? And maybe you can tell us why it is you’re so enamored with this disgusting low life brutal thug.

  • Steve K.
    07/01/2019 23:57

    Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dee

  • Tim L.
    07/02/2019 00:07

    I hope he stays there forever.

  • Kathrin G.
    07/02/2019 00:08

    Cancers think alike...one infected and another one ...that wants to be alike... Soooo many similarities

  • Michael C.
    07/02/2019 00:15

    Great job #MAGA2020

  • Sushisapa G.
    07/02/2019 00:15

    He is one Tough young leader

  • Karen C.
    07/02/2019 00:23

    Who cares all that makes him is a traitor

  • Paul W.
    07/02/2019 00:31

    I mean, it’s great to open the door with NK to make more diplomatic moves with the very insular country. If it stabilizes them even a little, it’s a step forward

  • Juan R.
    07/02/2019 00:42

    Pair of idiots!

  • Michael G.
    07/02/2019 00:43

    I really don’t give a dam

  • Ann M.
    07/02/2019 00:44

    Blowhole twins

  • Shirley F.
    07/02/2019 00:50

    Sweating like a hog. Forced smile. Always touching him. The only stable looking one is not ours.

  • Christopher S.
    07/02/2019 00:51

    Interesting how he seems to get along with total butt heads, despots and dictators. Birds of a feather.....

  • Tim L.
    07/02/2019 01:08

    Lock him up like Otto.

  • Elizabeth T.
    07/02/2019 01:09

    Excellent job President Trump! Bringing us one step closer to the end of the Korean War. Diplomacy at its finest!

  • Qou V.
    07/02/2019 01:26

    Pretending friends to each other.... 😔

  • Munsey A.
    07/02/2019 01:27

    “Great Relationship “? 🐂💩