Another win in the books…
President Trump is now the first president to set foot in North Korea. There was a face-to-face meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un.
“We respect each other and [Kim Jong Un] has agreed to meet and I am going to meet him in about 4 minutes,” Trump told reporters shortly after 2 a.m. EST. The two leaders shared a handshake at the Military Demarcation Line, and Kim Jong Un greeted Trump, “Good to see you again.” He continued to say that he “never expected” to see Trump “at this place.”
At approximately 2:46 a.m., Trump briefly crossed over the line with Kim Jong Un, becoming the first U.S. president to walk on North Korean soil.
“Stepping across that line was a great honor,” Trump said. “I think it’s historic, it’s a great day for the world.”
After Kim Jong Un returned to North Korea, Trump disclosed to the reporters that he was the one who offered to step across the line and that the Kim Jung Un said he would be “honored” by the gesture.