Trump, Kim Are Both on the Ground in Singapore

Air Force One lands hours after North Korean leader arrives for historic summit on Tuesday
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2018 5:33 AM CDT
Updated Jun 10, 2018 7:34 AM CDT
Kim Jong Un Is on the Ground in Singapore
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is greeted by Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan at the Changi International Airport, Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Singapore, ahead of a summit with President Trump.   (Ministry of Communications and Information Singapore via AP)

(Newser) – President Trump and Kim Jong Un have both arrived in Singapore, reports the AP, with Air Force One touching down Sunday evening at a military base hours after Kim arrived. CNN reports it's a rare trip outside the Hermit Kingdom for Kim for an even rarer summit. The North Korea strongman arrived on an Air China flight in what the AP notes was only his fourth trip abroad since taking power in 2011; a motorcade whisked him to the heavily guarded St. Regis Hotel, where he entered unseen, surrounded by a human shield.

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Among Kim's delegation are Kim Yong Chol and sister Kim Yo Jong. Fresh off dropping threats on the G7 summit, Trump also had warning words for Kim. "I feel that Kim Jong Un wants to do something great for his people," Trump said before leaving the G7 summit. "And he has that opportunity, and he won't have that opportunity again." Also due in, per CNN: Dennis Rodman. (Read more Kim Jong Un stories.)

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