The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump, Kim make history with summit

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The Hill's 12:30 Report: Latest on historic Trump, Kim summit | Leaders sign denuclearization deal, hail 'new chapter' | Trump lavishes Kim with praise | Reaction from Washington | Dems rip concessions, 'embarrassing' rhetoric | The strangest moments | Sights and sounds from Caps' victory parade | George HW Bush turns 94

Get used to this photo shoot. You're going to see these photos on every U.S./North Korea article for a long, long time.


Watch out -- Justin Trudeau is going to be jealous of the bromance:
President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I don't trust everybody in the White House' JPMorgan CEO withdraws from Saudi conference Trump defends family separations at border MORE and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed an agreement to give North Korea unspecified "security guarantees" if the peninsula denuclearizes. http://bit.ly/2JvHi2R



Trump on the chances Kim follows through: "I may be wrong. I mean, I may stand before you in six months and say, 'Hey, I was wrong,'" said Trump, before adding, "I don't know that I'll ever admit that, but I'll find some kind of an excuse." Watch: http://bit.ly/2l8JXBb

What this means for the U.S. military: Nothing yet. A U.S. military spokeswoman said that troops on the Korean peninsula have not received any updated guidance on ending training exercises with South Korea. http://bit.ly/2MhRvh3

What this means for South Korea: Stay tuned -- they're curious about that, too. "At this point, we need to find out the precise meaning or intentions of President Trump's remarks," a South Korean spokesperson said. http://bit.ly/2MjnTzX

Read the full text of Trump/Kim's agreement: https://cnb.cx/2y5QDcy


It's Tuesday. Filing from downtown D.C. with SWARMS of Caps fans, I'm Cate Martel with a quick recap of the morning and what's coming up. Send comments, story ideas and Trump/Kim puns to cmartel@thehill.com@CateMartel and on Facebook.



Trump on Kim's personality: "Really, he's got a great personality. He's a funny guy, he's very smart, he's a great negotiator." http://bit.ly/2JP8d9k

You're beautiful. No, youuu're beautiful: President Trump called Kim "a very worthy, very smart negotiator" and vowed to meet with him "many times." http://bit.ly/2JwF3fQ

North Koreans, they love the guy: President Trump said the people of North Korea "love" leader Kim Jong UnWhy this is noteworthy: Trump has recently criticized Kim's oppressive regime that's been accused of multiple human rights abuses. Watch the back and forth from ABC's George Stephanopoulos: http://bit.ly/2MikIse

So much praise: Trump called Kim a "very talented man" who "loves his country very much." http://bit.ly/2JwF3fQ

Trump invites Kim to D.C.: When asked whether Trump would invite Kim to the White House, he said: "Absolutely, I will." http://bit.ly/2Jy4c9W



From House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanMcCarthy introduces bill to fully fund Trump's border wall On The Money: McCarthy offers bill to fully fund Trump border wall | US to press China on currency in trade talks | Mnuchin plans to go ahead with Saudi trip | How America's urban-rural divide is changing the Dems Election Countdown: Minnesota Dems worry Ellison allegations could cost them key race | Dems struggle to mobilize Latino voters | Takeaways from Tennessee Senate debate | Poll puts Cruz up 9 in Texas MORERyan (R-Wis.) said, "Only time will tell if North Korea is serious this time, and in the meantime we must continue to apply maximum economic pressure." https://wapo.st/2y5kj9y

From Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP Senate candidate: Kavanaugh 'debacle' 'hugely motivating' to Missouri voters Trump praises McConnell: He ‘stared down the angry left-wing mob’ to get Kavanaugh confirmed Murkowski not worried about a Palin challenge MORE: McConnell (R-Ky.) called it a historic step, but was cautious. "Today is the beginning of the arduous process. Our eyes are wide open. I support the goals contained in the statement and I remain supportive of the administration's mission." http://bit.ly/2l5uHoB

From Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerFive takeaways from the final Tennessee Senate debate Schumer rips Trump 'Medicare for all' op-ed as 'smears and sabotage' GOP senator suspects Schumer of being behind release of Ford letter MORE: Schumer (D-N.Y.) slammed the meeting. "It is worrisome, very worrisome that this joint statement is so imprecise. What the U.S. has gained is vague and unverifiable at best. What North Korea has gained, however, is tangible and lasting ... We've legitimized a brutal dictator who's starved his own people." http://bit.ly/2LI04ko

From House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiGOP pollster: Republicans may hold on to the House in midterms Bloomberg visits New Hampshire, fueling 2020 speculation The Memo: Rust Belt race hinges on Trump MORE: Pelosi (D-Calif.) released a scathing statement. "In his haste to reach an agreement, President Trump elevated North Korea to the level of the United States while preserving the regime's status quo," she said. http://bit.ly/2y3TgLF

From Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSenators pledge action on Saudi journalist’s disappearance Senators concerned as Trump official disputes UN climate change warning Rubio: Response to death of Saudi journalist 'can't be symbolic' MORE (R-Fla.) -- 'total weirdo': "While I know [President Trump] is trying to butter him up to get a good deal, [Kim Jong Un] is NOT a talented guy. He inherited the family business from his dad & grandfather. He is a total weirdo who would not be elected assistant dog catcher in any democracy." http://bit.ly/2l664bp

From Fox's Brit Hume: "Disconcerting to say the least to see POTUS shaking hands with the thug Kim Jong Un and saying he's 'honored.' Will only be worth it if Mike Pompeo is right about what he sensed in his NK meetings. We'll know soon enough," Hume tweeted. http://bit.ly/2t2Cwi7

From CNN's Jake Tapper: "It's not as if other presidents couldn't have done this," Tapper said of Trump's meeting with Kim. "It's that they didn't want to." Tapper's reasoning: Other leaders haven't met with Kim to avoid giving the dictatorship "prestige." http://bit.ly/2MiDqjs

Iran weighs in -- a little salty: Iran warned Kim that Trump could still scrap the agreement. From an Iran spokesman: "We don't know what type of person the North Korean leader is negotiating with. It is not clear that he would not cancel the agreement before returning home." https://reut.rs/2HGNgs5

From an Obama official: "I was a little taken aback by the North Korean flags and the American flags side by side ... We aren't equals to each other," said Wendy Sherman, a former undersecretary of State for political affairs. http://bit.ly/2t2OrN0

The most bizarre interview of the day -- it's just a big day for Dennis Rodman, that's all: NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman gave an emotional, awkward TV interview reacting to the summit. Just watch it -- you'll see what I mean: http://bit.ly/2l5VXD6

From former CIA North Korea analyst Soo Kim: "Fantastic, indeed." http://bit.ly/2HEXhG9



Video of the handshake -- So. Many. Camera. Clicks.: http://bit.ly/2y6UlCE 

Hm. Definitely an idea...: Comedian Tim Young tweeted, "RETWEET if you think Dennis Rodman should be the first U.S. Ambassador to North Korea." http://bit.ly/2JBr7x6

*coughs up sip of water* -- Um what?!: "Trump Showed Kim Jong Un A Fake Movie Trailer Starring The Two Of Them As Heroes." Watch: https://bzfd.it/2sXewOz 

Haha, this is SO relatable: 

The ultimate 2017 meets 2018 meme: http://bit.ly/2y4Ssq0



There's a suspicious number of people with Caps jerseys over their work clothes:

The Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals are celebrating through the streets of Washington, D.C. for the team's victory parade. Livestream and updates: https://cbsn.ws/2HI8qpM

Video of the parade from the air: http://bit.ly/2HHPZl7


Late this a.m. -- Obama gives the Caps a shout out:

Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaDonald Trump Jr. emerges as GOP fundraising force Trump shows peace through strength works after Obama Wake up, Kanye West MORE tweeted, ""Congratulations to the @Capitals! This @NHLBlackhawks fan knows what it's like to lift that cup – and I'm happy for all the Caps fans who cheer so hard for their team, and for a team that celebrates so hard with its fans." Keep in mind: The Blackhawks won three Stanley Cups during his presidency. http://bit.ly/2y72CX6




Haha, now t​hat's a record:



Well, good, the U.S. would actually make the World Cup that year... (grumble):

Via The New York Times's Andrew DasPresident Trump wrote to the head of FIFA to pitch the U.S. as the host team for the 2026 World Cup. https://nyti.ms/2l2vEOq


Happy Birthday, HW!: 

Former President George H. W. Bush turns 94 today. Keep in mind: He is the first U.S. president to turn 94 years old. (h/t CBS's Norah O'Donnell) http://bit.ly/2MlCwTx


Get well soon, Larry Kudlow: 

President Trump announced last night that his economic adviser Larry Kudlow had a heart attack and is recovering in the hospital. Keep in mind: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said it was "very mild." http://bit.ly/2JwnfBB




The news we all deserve:

As promised, here are updates of the fox: http://bit.ly/2JuwDpb 



The House and Senate are in. President Trump is on his way back to the United States and Vice President Pence is in Washington, D.C.

12:45 p.m. EDT: Vice President Pence participates in the Senate Republican policy lunch. 

6:30 p.m. EDT: Votes postponed in the House.



2 p.m. EDT: Senate Republicans hold a press briefing. Livestream: https://cs.pn/2JIRLYb

2:30 p.m. EDT: Senate Democrats hold a press briefing. Livestream: https://cs.pn/2HIKMJD

10 a.m. EDT Wednesday: The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on election interference. Livestream: http://bit.ly/2sOl6Xu

Thursday: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) speaks at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Livestream: http://bit.ly/2MjyRFt



Today is National Jerky Day. It's also National Peanut Butter Cookie Day.


Little known fact: deer LOVE parades: 

The D.C. metro tweeted a video of a deer that wandered into the metro station in Crystal City. The caption: "Seems like *everyone* wants to get aboard the Capitals train this morning!" Video: http://bit.ly/2sT9FxF


And because you made it this far, here's a kitten who needs help reaching its toy: http://bit.ly/2sQQN2m