Lobster bisque, beef tenderloin and ice cream were on the lunch menu, and there was also an early birthday cake for Trump, who turns 72 on Thursday.
"I think the minimum would be a relationship". Long-time USA allies like Canada and Germany protested Trump-backed tariffs on their exports, and threatened to retaliate with their own tariffs on United States products.
Trump, after meeting recently with a North Korean envoy at the White House, said the summit will likely be part of "a process".
Top members of Trump's administration have said that the North Koreans wouldn't receive any benefits before taking steps to denuclearize - wary of falling into the same predicament that doomed previous agreements with the rogue regime. Trump and Kim will meet at the secluded Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, just off Singapore's southern coast.
Despite all the analyses and speculation around the summit in Singapore, one can only guess the outcome of the historic event, given the unpredictability of the two leaders.
"We are hopeful this summit will have set the conditions for future successful talks", Pompeo said on Monday evening.
The president who once described Kim as "Little Rocket Man" and threatened to destroy his country if it did not give up nukes, has not said what might happen if the summit goes the wrong way.
The move was in reaction to North Korea's criticism of USA vice president Mike Pence's statement that the country could meet the same fate as Libya if it failed to meet a nuclear deal with the US.
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Anti-war civic group activists attend a rally to support the upcoming summit between the USA and North Korea, in front of US embassy in Seoul, South Korea. "So you can't go in unprepared because the North Koreans will open lots of trap doors for you".
Olivia Enos of the US -based Heritage Foundation is urging Trump to not ignore rights concerns.
So, why does Kim always travel with several lavatories at his disposal?
"We've got a very interesting meeting in particular tomorrow, and I just think it's going to work out very nicely", Trump told Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during their talks, according to a pool report.
The president's rhetoric has not mirrored that of his new secretary of state.
Kim has shown surprising diplomatic skills in his meetings with overseas leaders this year.
The US insists it will accept nothing less than complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
The official said Trump and Kim would hold a one-on-one meeting on Tuesday that could last up to two hours.
"People best not expect so much the first time", Rodman said. They are being housed at the Formula One pit building in the city centre, while Trump stays in the Shangri-La and Kim at the St. Regis.
For all the sober-minded talk, it's clear the art-of-the-deal president is still hoping for a major diplomatic victory.
In the English version, the summit is sold as a chance to realise "the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and other issues of mutual concern, as required by the changed era". We will have seen each other.