Trump says one-on-one Kim meeting was 'very, very good'

Trump says one-on-one Kim meeting was 'very, very good'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Trump speaks to rebel Libyan general attacking Tripoli Dem lawmaker: Mueller report shows 'substantial body of evidence' on obstruction MORE and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have finished their one-on-one meeting and started talks with their advisers, with Trump saying the summit is “very, very good” so far.

“Very, very good,” Trump told reporters in response to a shouted question about how the talks were going while walking with Kim from one meeting to the next. “Excellent relationship.”

Trump and Kim met alone with only their translators for about 45 minutes to start the first-ever summit between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader. The meeting is taking place Tuesday in Singapore at the Capella resort on the city-state's Sentosa Island.

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After the one-on-one meeting, Trump and Kim started a second meeting with their advisers. On the U.S. side, Trump was joined by a team including Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoOvernight Defense: Pentagon confirms North Korea weapons test | Air Force Academy no longer allowing transgender students to enroll | Trump officials clash over arms control report What must the leaders of Russia, China, North Korea be thinking? The Hill's 12:30 Report: Inside the Mueller report MORE, chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE and national security adviser John Bolton.

Trump hopes to strike a deal with North Korea to get the reclusive nation to relinquish its nuclear weapons, though he has described Tuesday’s summit as the start of a process meant for the two leaders to get to know each other.

Once in the room for the expanded meeting Tuesday, Trump told Kim that “we will solve it.”

“We will be successful, and I look forward to working on it with you,” Trump continued, sitting across a table from Kim. “It will be done.”