The 2018 North Korea–United States summit, or Singapore Summit, is the first between a United States President and the North Korean leader. It took place on June 12, 2018 at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump.
The two leaders signed a joint statement during their meeting and released it to the public on Tuesday morning.
Full text of the joint statement between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pic.twitter.com/29Qx0m0moV
— Robbie Gramer (@RobbieGramer) June 12, 2018
While the White House is certainly going to count this as a win for President Trump, analysts looking at the statement and the information released say the news is not good.
Translation: North Korea for now does not offer anything but platitudes previously uttered before in exchange for major concessions by the United States. Seen this movie before. https://t.co/4a8YQiHB1w
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) June 12, 2018
Analysis: In Kim he trusts. Trump sounds naive after meeting North Korea’s leader. https://t.co/Dw4DPCznRv
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 12, 2018
This is very disappointing. Each of the four main points was in previous documents with NK, some in a stronger, more encompassing way. The denuke bullet is weaker than the Six Party Talks language. And no mention of CVID, verification, human rights.
— Bruce Klingner (@BruceKlingner) June 12, 2018
Trump got NOTHING. Literally nothing.
There is NO denuclearization, NO inspection regime.
All Kim did was sign a piece of paper reaffirming things he’s already said.
Trump GAVE UP military exercises to help our ALLY, South Korea and gave Kim legitimacy.
This is total failure. https://t.co/BCnj0LrEEl
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) June 12, 2018
“Kim walked away from the brief summit at a Singapore hotel on June 12 with all the legitimacy that a meeting with the world’s most powerful person confers—and without giving up very much in return,” writes @daxe: https://t.co/Urk2LChsNc
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 12, 2018
This document is a North Korean triumph. https://t.co/bGqaFEAGpD
— David French (@DavidAFrench) June 12, 2018
Guess what famous phrase bandied about by Trump aides does NOT appear in the joint statement that emerged from the #TrumpKimSummit? “Complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization,” a.k.a. CVID. 🤔 https://t.co/5PHxUBsrQI
— Nahal Toosi (@nahaltoosi) June 12, 2018
Of course Trump’s friends at Fox News had a different spin than the rest of the news media and political analysts.