The meeting marks the first ever meeting between a sitting North Korean leader and a US president. NY time - in front of reporters, the president and the North Korean leader secluded themselves on Singapore's Sentosa island for roughly 45 minutes while their entourages waited nearby.
Citing the return of American hostages and a suspension of North Korean nuclear testing, Trump said that "these pundits, who have called me wrong from the beginning, have nothing else they can say!" "We're going to have a great discussion".
In a meeting that seemed unthinkable just months ago, the leaders met at a Singapore island resort, shaking hands warmly in front of a row of alternating USA and North Korean flags.
He added he would know within minutes whether Kim was serious about negotiating away his nuclear weapons and has threatened to politely walk out if Kim doesn't meet his expectations.
Sanctions on North Korea would remain in place until that happened, Pompeo said on Monday.
Even though President Trump had previously raised the possibility their summit could extend beyond just one day, the White House said Tuesday that the president planned to depart Singapore earlier than originally scheduled as negotiations with the North Korean delegation "have moved more quickly than expected".
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The U.S. president will then address the media before flying out late Tuesday Singapore time.
There was another handshake as they sat down for their working lunch with top aides and an exchange of niceties across the table. On a larger level, the astronomical cost of the nuclear weapons program contributes to the massive poverty in North Korea, among the world's poorest countries.
Trump said Saturday that he believes the North Korean leader will "surprise on the upside".
The combatants of the 1950-53 Korean War are technically still at war, as the conflict, in which millions of people died, was concluded only with a truce.
But there is established precedent for presidents meeting privately with foreign leaders - including foes - with only interpreters. Moon Jae-in, South Korea's president, said after the meeting had started: "Perhaps the minds of our people are on Singapore". Later in the day, he met with senior advisers and phoned the leaders of Japan and South Korea.
It's unclear what Trump and Kim might decide Tuesday.
Pyongyang has said it is willing to deal away its entire nuclear arsenal if the United States provides it with reliable security assurances and other benefits.
Pompeo, who led the outreach as Central Intelligence Agency director, traveled twice to North Korea for preliminary talks.