18.06.11 Scene Setter Qq Tuesday

June 12, 2018

History: Before This Moment

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How History Is Made

  • 9 a.m. historic handshake between Pres Trump & North Korean dictator.
  • One-on-one, 45 min mtg.
  • Working lunch w/others incl – Sec. of State Mike Pompeo, Chief of Staff John Kelly, & Nat Security Advisor John Bolton.
  • Press Sec Sarah Sanders, and others join later.
“The fact that I am having a meeting is a major loss for the U.S., say the haters & losers. We have our hostages, testing, research and all missle [sic] launches have stoped [sic], and these pundits, who have called me wrong from the beginning, have nothing else they can say! We will be fine!”

Pres. Trump, via Twitter June 11, 2018, hours before the Singapore Summit with the North Korean dictator.
“Well, it was not easy to get here. The past worked as fetters on our limbs, and the old prejudices and practices worked as obstacles on our way forward. But we overcame all of them, and we are here today.”

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un (via a translator) ahead of historic Singapore Summit during media availability w/ Pres. Trump.
"Donald Trump reached out, he called his secretary, she called me and said aDonald Trump is so proud of you, he likes you a lot.’ And that means a lot. I don’t want to take any credit, we can all take credit and I’m just so glad this is happening."

Dennis Rodman to CNN during Singapore Summit.

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"North Koreans are very tough to deal with. They don’t think like we do. We think in terms of a compromise, quid pro quo. You do this, we do that. Their idea of negotiating is they’ll give you more time for you to get to their position."

Fmr NM Gov, Bill Richardson, who negotiated with North Korea several times, speaking to AP days ahead of the Singapore Summit.

by Jenna Lee,