Trump-Kim summit: What to watch

After shaking hands, Trump and Kim will meet one-on-one with only translators in the room before expanding the meeting to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton on the US side, the White House announced Monday. The two delegations will also hold a working lunch.The US has made clear it will take a series of meetings to fully achieve that objective, but Trump will need to come away with something concrete to avoid criticism that he simply handed North Korea the legitimacy of a photo op with a sitting US president. Beyond denuclearization, the two leaders will also approach the issue of officially ending the Korean War, normalizing relations between the two countries and a framework for reaching a denuclearization deal. The US may also look for North Korea to declare the existence and location of all the elements of its nuclear program.Analysts will be closely scrutinizing the two men's body language -- physical contact, facial expressions and more -- as they meet for the first time in front of the Capella Hotel. Will they simply shake hands? Or will Kim go in for a hug as he did with South Korean President Moon Jae-in? And how will Trump react if he does?

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Bet five the tweet will read " I did something no other president was able to do"....I did it first and it was the biggest :)

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Hope the translators change every word for the benefit of the world:)

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One more question: Which side is the well known politician Dennis Rodman going to sit on?😬

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Interesting: Fox News host apologizes after referring to upcoming summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as meeting of 'two dictators.'

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The North Korea deal is already done.

Iran is next on the list.

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As soon as some sort of North Korean agreement is done or announced.  China will likely resume oil exports North Korea.  The irony is that with China buying oil in Iran and exporting it to North Korea, which relies on 90% of its oil on China the agreement will benefit the Chinese.. Although not huge amounts of oil but 70,000 to 100,000 b/d going to North Korea could help to grow the imports from Iran which are at 600,000 b/d and a 10% increase would help the PetroYuan nicely. Whilst the US gains little.

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They keep talking about some 'deal' they're signing, or some holy documents of some sort; yet there are zero details. We're just apparently supposed to accept that things went well, or "top of the line" as Trump has said. I'm not comfortable with this dictatorial style of leadership really, where we are just supposed to drink take everything in good faith. 

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European markets just closed up a bit. But nothing too earth-shattering. With no details they aren't going to do much. 

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need we say more ... an emotional day

 

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