Experts on North Korea say that the shortened meeting time leaves nearly no room to forge a path for Pyongyang's "complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization", or CVID, which the US State Department was promising just last week. And Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to keep expectations for the summit in check.
While Trump was optimistic about prospects for the summit between the old foes, U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo injected a note of caution ahead of the first-ever meeting of sitting USA and North Korean leaders, saying it remained to be seen whether Kim was honest about his willingness to denuclearise.
Trump descended from Air Force One into the steamy Singapore night, greeting officials and declaring he felt "very good" before being whisked away to his hotel via a route lined with police and photo-snapping onlookers.
Trump said Tuesday after meeting Kim that he's feeling "really great".
However, it now appears that the U.S.is confident tings are going smoothly.
Trump has downplayed what will come from the meeting, and told reporters last week that it is likely to be just the start.
Trump and Kim arrived not long ago on Singapore's Sentosa Island, the site of their unprecedented summit.
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The weather is expected to be mild, but he is likely to get a frosty reception from the other world leaders in the group. The G7 nations are Canada, France, the United States, the United Kingdom , Germany, Japan and Italy.
Trump has said he wants to strike a deal to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons.
The six-party talks were a series of denuclearization negotiations held between North Korea, South Korea, Russia, China, Japan, and the United States over the course of six years.
Singapore's foreign minister posted a selfie with Kim inside what's known as the "flower dome".
The motorcade of U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at the Capella hotel, the venue of the summit between North Korea and the U.s., on Sentosa island in Singapore.
Trump advisers cast his actions as a show of strength before the Kim meeting.
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He added: "North Korea has previously confirmed to us its willingness to denuclearise and we are eager to see if those words prove honest".
Trump made the comments sitting next to Kim minutes after the two leaders shook hands for the first time, images that were broadcast worldwide.
Trump is hoping to get Kim to agree to get rid of his nuclear weapons, though he has said it may take many more meetings to get to that point. Another Rodman trip to North Korea was sponsored by online betting company Paddy Power, but that firm severed ties with Rodman in 2013 after taking heat for associating with the North Korean regime. Delegates were outlining specific goals for what the leaders should try to accomplish and multiple scenarios for resolving key issues, a senior U.S official said, adding that the meetings were also an ice breaker of sorts, allowing the teams to get better acquainted after decades of minimal contact between their nations.
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The trio had a lovely time, with photographs showing them running around and smiling throughout the sunny event. Prince George plays with his polo mallet.