For all the upbeat talk, it remained to be seen what, if any, concrete results the sit-down would produce.
"I think the minimum would be a relationship". At another point, however, Trump say "I may be wrong" about his new negotiating partner.
But some say it's unlikely a specific statement will come out of the meeting. There was a past that grabbed our ankles and wrong prejudices and practices that at times covered our eyes and ears.
In terms of security guarantees, Kim is eager to receive substantial compensation - such as a non-aggression pact, a declaration to end the Korean War, establishing diplomatic relations and easing up on economic sanctions - from Trump.
Trump, after meeting recently with a North Korean envoy at the White House, said the summit will likely be part of "a process".
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said USA and North Korean officials would hold working-level talks on Monday.
At the Capella hotel on Singapore's Sentosa island, a popular resort destination, Trump and Kim will first meet at 9 a.m. local time on Tuesday (9 p.m. ET Monday) for a handshake and photo op. Kim has been accused of horrific rights abuses against his people.
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While advisers insist Trump has been reviewing briefing materials, he says his gut instincts will matter most when he gets in the room with Kim.
The spokesman said Trump told Moon he would send Pompeo to Seoul immediately after the summit to explain its outcome.
For now, though, both Trump and Kim are scheduled to fly back to their homes after the summit on Tuesday.
Upon his arrival, President Trump first met with the Prime Minister of Singapore, who is hosting the summit.
The lobby of President Donald Trump's hotel in Singapore has turned into a bustling mixing ground for U.S government officials of all stripes.
On the eve of the first encounter between a sitting USA president and a leader of North Korea, American officials are maintaining any resulting agreement must lead to an end of North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile threats.
After shaking hands with Singapore's foreign minister, Mr Kim sped through the streets in a limousine, two large North Korean flags fluttering on the auto, surrounded by other black vehicles with tinted windows and bound for the luxurious and closely guarded St Regis Hotel. After the 2016 election, then-US President Barack Obama told Trump that North Korea was the biggest national security threat he faced, according to a US official. "No president has ever put America in a position where the North Korean leadership thought that this was truly possible".
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A report by the Korea Central News Agency said the summit would have "wide-ranging and profound talks" and noted that it is being held "under the great attention and expectation of the whole world". He declined, however, to reveal any details of the preliminary discussions being held Monday between USA and North Korean officials.
Kim returned to the St. Regis after the meeting, and as of Monday hadn't been seen since.
The US will maintain sanctions until North Korea eliminates its nuclear weapons capability but is prepared to offer "unique" guarantees to ease the regime's security concerns, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said ahead of a historic summit between the two adversaries.
He would not say whether that included the possibility of withdrawing USA troops from the Korean Peninsula, but said the context of the discussions was "radically different than ever before".
Michael Kovrig, a senior adviser for northeast Asia at the International Crisis Group, said Pompeo's comment that Trump "recognised Chairman Kim's desire for security" signalled that the U.S. may offer formal security guarantees to Pyongyang in exchange for nuclear disarmament.
Lobster bisque, beef tenderloin and ice cream were on the lunch menu, and there was also an early birthday cake for Mr Trump, who turns 72 on Thursday.
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