Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2019 3:03 AM
Subject: Travel pool report #14 Trump/Kim meeting at the DMZ - Trump stepping into North Korea
At 3:44pm, POTUS walked out of Freedom House, together with President Moon, towards the military demarcation line between South and North Korea, located between the two famous blue huts.
The North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, wearing his traditional Mao suit, was walking down the stairs towards him on the Northern side of the line.
At 3:45pm, the two leaders shook hands over the concrete slab that forms the military demarcation line between South and North Korea.
“Good to see you again”, said Kim in English, adding that he would have “never expected” to see POTUS “at this place”
At 3:46pm, POTUS crossed the line, becoming the first sitting US president to step into North Korea.
He then walked a few meters into the North together with Kim.
“Good progres, good progress”, he said as the two leaders crossed back to the South.
More POTUS remarks below:
« I feel great, It’s a great honor to be here.”
« This is my honor »
“Stepping across that line was a great honor”
“We met and we liked each other from day one”
Asked if he would invite Kim to the US, he answered: “I would invite him right now”
« I think it’s historic, it’s a great day for the world”
The two leaders are now holding a bilat meeting in The Freedom House on the South Korean side.
AFP White House Correspondent
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