Legal Insurrection has been following the developments surrounding the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday in Singapore.
Both leaders have arrived, and North Korean state media organization Korean Central News Agency provided some details on the items on the schedule for the Tuesday talks, as well as the fact that Kim’s fashionable sister would be part of the North Korean delegation.

It said that the two leaders would discuss a “permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism” on the Korean Peninsula, denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and other issues of mutual concern.

The report also said Kim was accompanied by Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, Defence Minister No Kwang-chol, and Kim’s sister Kim Yo-jong.

…After arriving in Singapore, Kim spared no time in heading for the presidential palace for a meeting with the city state’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong.

Kim, dressed in a pinstriped Mao suit, beamed widely as he shook hands with Lee in front of the press. The two appeared to engage in an animated exchange immediately after they sat down for talks.

Kim told Lee: “The entire world is watching the historic summit between the DPRK and the United States of America, and thanks to your sincere efforts … we were able to complete the preparation for the historic summit.”

President Donald Trump sounded optimistic as he arrived in Singapore for the meeting.

Asked how he was feeling about the summit shortly after he stepped off the plane, Mr Trump – who is on his first visit to Singapore as president – said simply: “Very good.”

…En route from Canada, the President tweeted that tomorrow’s meeting was a chance to achieve a “truly wonderful result for North Korea and the world”.

He wrote: “It will certainly be an exciting day and I know that Kim Jong Un will work very hard to do something that has rarely been done before. Create peace and great prosperity for his land.

“I look forward to meeting him and have a feeling that this one-time opportunity will not be wasted!”

USA Today has reported that Trump and Kim will meet one-on-one with translators at 9AM local time, which is 9PM ET on Monday.

Everyone should brace themselves for a global media feeding frenzy, likely heavy on the #FakeNews and the scripted message.

Every broadcast and cable news network, plus untold numbers of print and online news organizations, are sending star anchors and correspondents to a luxury, five-star hotel in Singapore to cover the historic summit between the U.S. and North Korea. Fox News’ Sean Hannity and Bret Baier, NBC’s Lester Holt and ABC’s George Stephanopoulos will all be there — eager to have a say about the unprecedented and fascinating encounter between President Trump and Kim Jong-un at the posh, 30-acre Capella Hotel and Resort in the host city, with its fabulous views of the South China Sea.

Those are just the American teams.

…Meanwhile, unapologetic anti-Trump journalists likely have scripted their slant against the success of the event in advance, which is a shame in some ways for the news organizations as well as their viewers, readers or listeners. Politico has already referred to the summit as “surreal” while the Washington Post pondered if the meeting would be “photo op or a disaster.”

We will continue following the summit, using Asian news outlets that have been demonstrably less anti-Trump than their American counterparts.


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