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Trump-Kim Summit

Watch the historic Trump-Kim handshake

Before kicking off their Singapore summit with a one-on-one meeting, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met for a historic handshake and photo. Entering from opposite porticos, the two men met in front of alternating U.S. and North Korean flags for a 12-second shake before they turned to face photographers.

Trump appeared to speak during the greeting, while Kim remained silent. It is unclear whether Kim speaks English and, if he does, how fluent he may be. He studied the language while attending a Swiss boarding school but reportedly barely passed the class.