Trump becomes first president to set foot on North Korean soil

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In his book, John Bolton claims that "US President Donald Trump prioritised his re-election and his family ahead of the national interest”. CREDIT: Shutterstock

DONALD Trump has become the first sitting US president to set foot on North Korean soil.

The US leader shook the hand of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in a symbolic meeting on Sunday in the Demilitarized Zone which divides the Korean Peninsula. Mr Trump then briefly stepped into North Korea.

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Both men then crossed back to the South Korean side of the border.

“Stepping across that line was a great honour”, Trump said at a short news conference with Kim.

“It’s a great day for the world,” he continued.


“This meeting is a symbol of separation between South and the North and a reminder of the unfortunate past… Meeting in such place shows that we are willing to put an end to the unfortunate past and also open a new future,” Kim said.

This was the third time Trump and Kim Jong-un have met. It follows the US president’s surprise offer while attending a G20 summit in Japan.





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