Donald Trump became the first sitting American president to visit North Korea over the weekend when and he met that country’s leader in the Demilitarized Zone and then accepted Kim Jong-Un‘s’s invite to step into his country.
There the two leaders posed for photos, exchanged pleasantries and vowed resume negotiations about ending North Korea’s nuclear program.
Trump met Kim at 3:46 p.m. local time, walking 20 steps into the North Korean side of the DMZ.
Kim told Trump through an interpreter, “It is good to see you again. I never expected to meet you in this place.”
Trump responded, “Big moment, big moment.” He later said he would send Kim an invitation for a visit to the White House. (The New York Times).
Donald Trump talks about stepping into to North Korea. OC:…been great. :10 [Courtesy of 24/7 News Source]
“It was an honor that you asked me to step over that line. And I was proud to step over the line. I thought you might ask me to do that. I wasn’t sure, but I was ready to do it. And I want to thank you. It’s been great.”
- The visit began with a surprise invite via Twitter from Trump.
- Critics called the meeting nothing more than a hyped-up photo op.
- Journalists and even new White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham were handled roughly by the North Korean security forces.