Fox News host apologizes for calling Kim Jong Un, Trump 'two dictators'

  • Fox News host apologizes for calling Kim Jong Un, Trump 'two dictators'

Fox News host apologizes for calling Kim Jong Un, Trump 'two dictators'

Trump said he had formed a "very special bond" with Kim and that relationship with North Korea would be very different.

Just before the two leaders signed their agreement to continue negotiations there was a chaotic scene. We're going to have a great discussion and will be tremendously successful.

Following their meetings, Trump will hold a media availability with reporters as Kim Jong Un departs back to North Korea. "I mean, this is history...regardless of what happens in that meeting between the two dictators, what we are seeing right now, this is history". "This is what we have, this is where we are, and I can only tell you from my experience, and I've met him, I've spoken with him".

The meeting, which will be held at the Capella Hotel, a secluded luxury resort on Singapore's Sentosa Island, will see the U.S. offering North Korea security assurances in return for complete denuclearisation, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The stroll was rehearsed for days, with White House staffers playing the roles of the two leaders before Trump and Kim did it for real, a White House official said.

The optimistic summit was a remarkable change in dynamics from less than a year ago, when Mr Trump was threatening "fire and fury" against Mr Kim, who in turn scorned the American president as a "mentally deranged United States dotard".

One Twitter user wrote: 'This Singapore Summit between Trump and Kim needs a name. Kim did not respond to shouted questions about whether he will give up his country's nuclear weapons.

Kim was photographed visiting the Sky Park on the roof of the Marina Bay Sands building, the Great Flower Garden and Singapore Port. The two then sat down with their broader national security delegations for a second meeting at the Capella Hotel resort on Sentosa Island. Pompeo said the summit should set the framework for "the hard work that will follow", insisting that North Korea had to move toward complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation.

UPDATE: Later in the broadcast, Fox & Friends host Abby Huntsman apologized for the slip.

Trump has said he'll know within minutes whether a deal can be made to settle a standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear program. Sanctions on North Korea would remain in place until that happened, Pompeo said on Monday.

He would not say whether that included the possibility of withdrawing US troops from the Korean Peninsula, but said the context of the discussions was "radically different than ever before".