North Korea summit: painstaking preparation is not Donald Trump's style

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President Donald Trump cast his Tuesday summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un as a "one-time shot" for the autocratic leader to ditch his nuclear weapons and enter the community of nations, saying he would know within moments if Kim is serious about the talks.

After his remarks, Trump headed to the Canadian air base at Bagotville by helicopter before boarding Air Force One and setting off for Singapore, where he was scheduled to arrive late on Sunday.

Former Goldman Sachs International Vice Chairman Bob Hormats told FOX Business that the highly anticipated summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung Un could swing the markets into positive territory.

But if you are looking for greater details into what the North Korean leader may offer in Singapore or what messages he could seek to convey to President Trump, the North Korean state media will offer little help.

Trump hopes to persuade Kim to completely abandon the arsenal of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles that the North Koreans have spent generations amassing.

On May 10, Trump announced he would hold a summit with Kim in Singapore and has since indicated he would try to reach an agreement to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War.

"The U.S. press is very dishonest", Trump said.

The White House had said Trump would leave the summit earlier than initially planned and skip the last session on climate change and oceans on Saturday to head to Singapore.

"We have to get denuclearization, we have to get something going". In 1962, during Mr. Trump's junior year, the United States and the Soviet Union nearly went to war after the Soviet leader, Nikita S. Khrushchev, shipped missiles to Cuba to be pointed at American territory.

"The situation was much more shocking than I had expected", he said.

"We think North Korea will be a tremendous place in a very short period of time", he said. "This should be a matter between USA and South Korea".

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The president previously nicknamed Kim "Little Rocket Man," while the North Korean leader called Trump a "mentally deranged United States dotard".

Mr. Trump and his classmates listened to the radio as President John F. Kennedy warned Khrushchev of American action if he did not pull back. "I don't think Gen. Douglas MacArthur would like that too much".

Trump's diplomacy with North Korea has been cheered on by South Korea, whose new leadership is more supportive of engagement with the North than any South Korean government in years.

Speaking in a series of Friday interviews with journalists from Asian countries that lie in close proximity to North Korea, Pompeo said that would include any possible clandestine sites unknown to those outside North Korea.

"I am not overly surprised, to be honest, that they aren't talking about Trump, given that they have spent the previous year and a half trashing him on a daily basis", said Ward.

Singapore was selected as the host site because it has significant experience in staging major worldwide events.

"Our people have been working very, very well with the representatives of North Korea".

Then, Trump followed up with another Trudeau-targeted tweet, calling him "meek and mild" during the summit in Montreal and also "very dishonest and weak". "So it's a one-time, it's a one-time shot, and I think it's going to work out very well", Trump said.

"He could take that nation with those great people and truly make it great", Trump said.

North Korea's secrecy would make it hard to end its nuclear program quickly, said Robert Einhorn, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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