President Trump Arrives Singapore Ahead Of Historic Summit With North Korea's Kim

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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have arrived in Singapore Sunday evening for their historic summit.

President Trump Trump arrived on Air Force One at Singapore's Paya Lebar Air Base at 8:21 p.m. local time, where he was greeted by Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan. Kim arrived at Singapore's commercial airport on an Air China Boeing 747 just more than five hours earlier.

According to CNN, Trump, while filling in questions by reporters on his arrival about how he felt concerning the summit said "very good" before climbing into his limousine and heading to the hotel.

The US President flew to Singapore from Canada, where he participated in an especially contentious G7 summit that came after he triggered a trade dispute with several of the US' closest allies.

Their meeting, the first between a leader from the North and a sitting US president, will happen on Tuesday on the resort island of Sentosa.

Mr Trump described it as a "one-time shot" at peace and mentioned that the two were in "unknown territory".

The US is optimistic that the summit will kick-start a process that eventually sees Mr Kim give up nuclear weapons.

Hours earlier, Trump had claimed his relationship with Trudeau and the leaders of France and Germany "is a 10" and slammed a CNN reporter as "fake news" for suggesting the US' ties with its closest allies had frayed.

During that same impromptu news conference at the G7, Trump said "I feel that Kim Jong Un wants to do something great for his people, and he has that opportunity. And he won't have that opportunity again. It's never going to be there again," Trump said on Saturday. "He's got an opportunity, the likes of which I think almost, if you look into history, very few people have ever had. He can take that nation, with those great people, and truly make it great. So, it's a one-time, it's a one-time shot. And I think it's going to work out very well."