Trump said his team had brought the video to Singapore on 'on a cassette and an iPad.' It's unclear whether the White House believed it would have to provide an old-technology way for Kim to view it once he was home in Pyongyang. Kim called the sit-down a "good prelude for peace" and Trump pledged that "working together we will get it taken care of".
Castaldo flat out says, "It's not something I would have done or wanted to have been a part of".
The number of options speak to the cultural chasm between the two delegations, but also perhaps the idiosyncrasies of the two leaders.
Predicting a tremendous success of the summit, Trump said it was "an honor" to meet with Kim face-to-face and that he would have "a terrific relationship" with the DPRK leader.
I said, "Instead of doing that you could have the best hotels in the world right there". "We'll solve the big problem, the big dilemma, that until this point has been unable to be solved", Trump said.
While this was Kim Jong-un's first such meeting in front of a pool of photographers and worldwide journalists, he appeared to be very at east in the situation while both he and Donald Trump seemed to embrace the positive spirit of the moment.
Later in the morning, the meetings will be expanded to include the US President's chief of staff, national security adviser and secretary of state.
Bolton's presence is notable: the former US ambassador to the United Nations is known for his hardline views on North Korean and was repeatedly denounced by the senior North Korean senior diplomats in the weeks before the summit.
The summit capped a dizzying few days of foreign policy activity for Trump, who shocked USA allies over the weekend by using a meeting in Canada of the Group of Seven industrialized economies to alienate America's closest friends in the West. Lashing out over trade practices, Trump lobbed insults at his G-7 host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
After shaking hands again with Kim in front of the cameras, Trump gave a thumbs-up before starting the first meeting between an incumbent US president and a DPRK leader.
The menu will feature a mixture of Chinese, Korean, and Singaporean cuisine.