Trump Becomes First U.S. President To Step Into North Korea
President Donald Trump made history as the first sitting United States President to ever step foot in North Korea, meeting with Kim Jong-un. After the two men shook hands and posed for photographs, President Trump and Kim Jong-un walked 20 steps north to cross the North Korean territory, and then returned to the boundary.
Watch the extraordinary historic moment here.
Mr. Kim smiled and said through an interpreter, “Good to see you again. I never expected to meet you at this place.”
Trump told Kim, “I was proud to step over the line. It is a great day for the world.”
Mr. Kim replied, “I believe this is an expression of his willingness to eliminate all the unfortunate past and open a new future.”
After the press photos were taken, President Trump, Kim Jong-un, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in had an hour-long closed door meeting in the Freedom House on the South Korean side.
Trump later commented, “Everybody was so happy and many people I noticed from Korea were literally in tears, crying.”