Trump and Kim Meet

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un concluded their summit in Singapore on Tuesday by signing a document in which Trump "committed to provide security guarantees" to North Korea, and Kim "reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." Trump later said denuclearization would begin "very quickly — very, very quickly," although it would take many more meetings to hammer out terms of a lasting deal. Kim called the unprecedented summit "historic," and said that he and Trump had "decided to leave the past behind." Trump told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that they hadn't discussed withdrawing U.S. troops from South Korea, but said he would halt U.S.-South Korea "war games," because they're "very provocative."

Discussion Questions:

  • What are your thoughts on the summit?
  • Do you believe this was successful? Why or why not?
  • How do you think North Korea will respond? Why?