Published: Wed, July 03, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

President Trump's brief foray into North Korea could have lasting implications

President Trump's brief foray into North Korea could have lasting implications

The made-for-television moment was unthinkable just two years ago when the men were trading base insults and grim threats.

"The top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S. exchanging historic handshakes at Panmunjom" was an "amazing event", KCNA said, describing the truce village as a "place that had been known as the symbol of division" and referring to past "inglorious relations" between the countries.

Afterward, it was unclear whether the meeting was more show than substance.

Kim told Trump that their "good personal relations" had inclined him to accept Trump's spontaneous offer to meet. In typical Trump fashion, it started with a tweet.

On Saturday, he tweeted a message to Mr Kim, suggesting he could "meet him at the Border/DMZ just to shake his hand and say Hello (?)!" Trump posted about 30 hours before the visit. "This was a reprehensible attempt by someone to box in the President".

Trump said North Korea quickly responded and expressed interest in the invitation.

Meanwhile, in the background, U.S. reporters and heavily armed North Korean security guards were sharing a very different experience. President Moon Jae-in ushered Trump to Panmunjom and the event briefly turned into a three-way meeting. "China supports this", Geng said, referring to North Korea by its formal name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

"It's my honor. Would you like me to step across?" "Would you like me to?"

The meeting took place "at the suggestion of Trump", it added.

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According to BBC, images of the United States president walking into the North as a friend of Mr Kim will be an extraordinary sight for ordinary North Koreans.

After posing for photos, Trump and Kim held a bilateral meeting at the Freedom House in border town of Panmunjom, South Korea.

Following the public meeting, the two leaders met behind closed doors, which lasted about 40 minutes. A photographer was knocked to the ground and one reporter was seen in tears.

Grisham ended up with bruises from the fracas. Reports said the Secret Service had to intervene. He even invited Kim to the White House and he may be able to use that occasion again to win votes in 2020. Chief of staff Mick Mulvaney milled about with other aides.

Mr Trump's claim was also disputed by Mr Obama's deputy national security adviser.

The two seemed thick as thieves, and we're not sure how to feel about that considering North Korea's nuclear ambitions and dismal record on human rights.

In Tokyo, Japanese media reported Shinzo Abe saying he supported what he called the "process" between the U.S. and North Korea.

Pyongyang has long wanted to be treated as an equal to Washington but KCNA's report on the meeting made no mention of Trump inviting Kim to the U.S. capital.

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