It was a bizarre and oddly friendly encounter for Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un today as the president met the North Korean dictator at the Demilitarized Zone. After exchanging some pleasantries, Trump became the first U.S. president to step foot in North Korea. The leaders then decided to restart nuclear talks.
— CNN (@CNN) June 30, 2019
The New York Times writes:
Met in the middle by a beaming Mr. Kim, Mr. Trump stepped across a low concrete marker at 3:46 p.m. local time and walked 20 steps to the base of a building on the North Korean side for an encounter carried live on international television — an unprecedented, camera-friendly demonstration of friendship intended to revitalize stalled talks.
“It is good to see you again,” a seemingly exuberant Mr. Kim told the president through an interpreter. “I never expected to meet you in this place.”
“Big moment, big moment,” Mr. Trump told him.
Whether that was a good or bad moment though depends on who you ask.
@realDonaldTrump crossed into North Korea this morning EST. It’s only “historic” if it leads to denuke negotiations, a verifiable agreement and a peace treaty. Otherwise it’s just some nice pics and pageantry.
— Victor Cha (@VictorDCha) June 30, 2019
Doing something stupid, that nobody has been stupid enough to do before, doesn’t make it “historic”. It’s just doing something stupid that nobody has been stupid enough to do before. https://t.co/sToizswDZb
— andy lassner (@andylassner) June 30, 2019