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Trump-Kim Summit

Trump says Kim meetings went 'better than anyone could imagine,' gives Kim a tour of his presidential limo

After their 38-minute one-on-one meeting in Singapore Tuesday morning, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sat down for a meeting where they were each flanked by advisers, and after that meeting, the delegations adjourned to a lunch of beef short rib confit, sweet and sour crispy pork, and braised codfish. Before sitting down, Trump made a joke that seemed to wink at his and Kim's physiques, asking the Singaporean state TV camera crew: "Getting a good picture, everybody? So we look nice and handsome and thin?" The White House press pool and other U.S. media were excluded, in breach of longstanding protocol.

After lunch, Trump said he and Kim "had a really fantastic meeting" and made "a lot of progress. Really very positive. I think better than anybody could imagine." He said he and Kim would be signing an undisclosed document soon, then the two leaders walked around the grounds of the Singapore resort where they are meeting and Trump gave Kim a rare peek inside the Beast, the president's heavily armored limo. "Trump can be seen talking and gesturing before a Secret Service agent opens the door and the leaders look in," The Associated Press reports. "It wasn't immediately clear how Kim felt about the presidential tour, but he seemed to be smiling."

You can watch Trump's and Kim's public remarks before their pre-lunch group meeting below. Peter Weber