Trump becomes first sitting US President to step in North Korea

Trump crosses inter-Korean border as 1st sitting US President

Seoul: US President Donald Trump crossed the inter-Korean border on Sunday to become the first sitting US president to step in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.

Trump and top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un met and shook hands at the truce village of Panmunjom, whom were later joined by South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Speaking before the media, Mr Trump said it “feels great” to be the first US sitting to step into North Korea. “It was an honor to do that”.

Kim praised Mr Trump, calling it a “courageous and determined act.”

Later US President Donald Trump called his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the demilitarized zone on Sunday very productive, in remarks to US troops in South Korea.

“We had a very productive meeting. I outlined the great prosperity that awaits North Korea when this all thing gets settled,” he told soldiers at the Osan Air Base near Seoul.

Trump reiterated that he had a “good relationship” with Chairman Kim, adding that his stepping into North Korea was a “historic moment.” “Many people from North Korea were literally in tears,” he said.

 

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