They'll always have Singapore

By On June 12, 2018

They'll always have Singapore

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The Hollywood-style video that President Trump showed Kim Jong Un is a bit of a head-scratcher, but it actually makes sense. The underlying imagery and symbolism tell a far greater story. We explain.

The handshake was historic. The words? Not so much.

And just like that, it's over. President Donald Trump met with North Korea's Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, closing out a summit that was filled with pomp but lacked in details. After hours of talks, both leaders signed a joint statement where North Korea confirmed its commitment to denuclearization â€" whatever that means â€" and the U.S. promised to stop joint U.S. military exercises with South Korea, a move Democrats were not happy with. However, the summit received approval from North Korea's nei ghbors. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in praised the two leaders for "taking a daring step towards change." And hours after the meeting, China, North Korea's main economic partner, suggested sanctions relief for North Korea. If you think this all sounds a little too friendly for the president who once promised "fire and fury" for North Korea, don't worry. Trump may have gotten in a quick jibe with a fat joke.

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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with President Trump after taking part in a signing ceremony at the end of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hailed their historic summit on June 12 as a breakthrough in relations between Cold War foes, but the agreeme nt they produced was short on details about the key issue of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons. Fullscreen A South Korean newspaper deliveryman collects newspapers in Seoul reporting the summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12, 2018. Fullscreen President Trump gestures as he speaks to reporters during a press conference after his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island, Singapore, June 12, 2018. Fullscreen White House Chief of Staff John Kelly listens to President Trump speak during a press conference following the historic US-North Korea summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Fullscreen President Trump waves from A ir Force One after the historic US-North Korea summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Fullscreen President Trump holds up a document signed by him and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un following a signing ceremony. Fullscreen North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un looks at his document at a signing ceremony with President Trump. Fullscreen North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) and President Trump leave following a signing ceremony. Fullscreen President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the expanded bilateral meeting as part of the summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island, Singapore. Fullscreen Nort h Korea's leader Kim Jong Un walks with President Trump at the start of the summit. Fullscreen Pedestrians in Tokyo look at a screen displaying live news of the meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump. Fullscreen North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with President Trump at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit in Singapore. Fullscreen South Koreans at the Seoul Railway Station watch live coverage of President Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Fullscreen President Trump shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. Full screen President Trump meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. Fullscreen People watch a television screen showing live footage of the summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, at a railway station in Seoul. Fullscreen President Trump's motorcade enters Sentosa Island where the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place at the Capella Hotel in Sentosa, Singapore. Fullscreen North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's motorcade leaves the St. Regis Hotel en route to the summit. Fullscreen Singapore police stand guard in front of members of the media outside the Capella Hotel, just bef ore the expected arrival of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump for a historic summit, at Sentosa, Singapore Fullscreen Singapore police patrol outside the Capella Hotel in Sentosa, Singapore. Fullscreen North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, center, is escorted by his security delegation as he visits Marina Bay in Singapore, June 11, 2018, ahead of Kim's summit with President Donald Trump. Fullscreen President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong ahead of a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, June 11, 2018, in Singapore. Fullscreen Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is seen in a television monitor as speaks to the media about the upcoming meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the J.W. Marriott in Singapore, June 11, 2018. Fullscreen A car carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un makes its way through downtown Singapore on June 11, 2018. Fullscreen Throngs of onlookers watch President Donald Trump's motorcade leave the Istana presidential residence in Singapore on June 11, 2018 in Singapore. Fullscreen A man watches a TV screen showing file footage of President Donald Trump, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, June 11, 2018. Fullscreen Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan takes a selfie with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on the Jubilee bridge at the Esplanade in Singapore, June 11, 2018. Fullscreen Singapore security personnel stand guard near the the St. Regis hotel, where North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is staying in Singapore, June 11, 2018. Fullscreen President Donald Trump shakes hands as he meets with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong ahead of a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, June 11, 2018, in Singapore. Fullscreen Singapore police block off the Jubilee bridge ahead of a visit from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 11, 2018 in Singapore. Fullscreen The motorcade carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, drives past on the street in Singapore on June 10, 2018. The North Korean leader met with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong ahead of a historic summit with President Donald Trump on June 12. Fullscreen Erica Boland, right, a U.S. student based in Singapore and a supporter of President Trump, and her friend wave a flag as they wait for his arrival, outside the Shangrila hotel in Singapore on June 10, 2018. Fullscreen A handout photo taken by Ministry of Communications and Information of Singapore on June 10, 2018 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arriving at Singapore International airport in Singapore. Fullscreen President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival to his hotel in Singapore on June 10, 2018, ahead of a planned meeting with North Korea's leader. Fullscreen North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong talk during their meeting at the Istana Presidential Palace in Singapore on June 10, 2018. Fullscreen People look at President Donald Trump's arrival at the airport on TV screens in the International Media Center for the DPRK-US Singapore Summit in Singapore on June 10, 2018. Fullscreen Singapore military personnel patrol in front of the gate of the Istana Presidential Palace, where North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will meet in Singapore on June 10, 2018. Fullscreen Members of the public and media wait outside the entrance to the Shangri-La Hotel for the arrival of President Donald Trump on June 10, 2018 in Singapore. FullscreenReplay
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