He also credited the fiery rhetoric unleashed by the two leaders over the past year and a half with propelling them to their landmark Singapore summit - the first-ever meeting between a sitting president and a North Korean leader. Should they succeed, it could bring lasting change to the security landscape of Northeast Asia, like the visit of former U.S. President Richard Nixon to China in 1972 led to the transformation of China.
As the two men entered the room, photographs were taken, with Trump joking about wanting to get a "beautiful picture" in which he looked good.
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In fact, Trump and Kim's agreement made no mention of North Korea's human rights abuses, and Trump said following the summit that Kim "loves his people". "Crazy" Castaldo said in a tweet, adding that he was trying to find out "why they used my company name".
CNN's "New Day" played a montage of old clips showing a number of Fox News hosts and Republican politicians ripping Obama on the network for saying during the 2008 presidential campaign that he'd meet with some of the United States' "enemies".
"Featuring President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un in a meeting to remake history", the trailer's narrator intones. Colbert asked. Then, channeling his Trump impression, he continued, "If I'm wrong, I'll make an excuse then I'll start to believe the excuse then I'll attack anyone who remembers what I used to say because it was all Obama's idea".
"Americans have mixed feelings on North Korea".