White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham Brawls With North Korean Guards

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A beaming Kim and shook Trump's hand, saying it was good to see the USA president. I appreciate that. It's just an honour to be with you and it was an honour that you asked me to step over that line and I was proud to step over the line.

The 250km-long, 4km-wide DMZ is a symbol of division after the halt of the 1950-53 Korean War, which saw the U.S. aiding the South while China supported the North.

The meet-and-greet would come just over a year after the two leaders first met in a historic summit on June 12, 2018, in Singapore, where they agreed to the general principle of working toward the total denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. "President Trump and myself, we have an excellent relationship".

Speaking about their relationship, he said: "If it wasn't for that good relationship, we would not have been able to make this sudden meeting possible". But he says he hopes the meeting "can be the foundation for better things in the future". "And this will be a very mysterious force that allows us to overcome many difficulties that existed in the past".

The photographs and videos from the day the two met made the rounds on the internet, with social media users branding their handshake historic and even mulling Trump's chances of being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

They were then joined by South Korea's President Moon Jae-in.

Trump is telling reporters as he stands atop Observation Post Ouellette that there has been "tremendous" improvement since his first meeting with the North's leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore previous year.

"After our first summit, all of the danger went away ..."

CNN earlier reported that Grisham and the North Koreans got into an "all out brawl", and left the encounter bruised, though the incoming comms director appeared fine when she appeared alongside Trump minutes later.

"We've developed a very good relationship", Trump said, hailing a "certain chemistry" between the two leaders.

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Trump said he had "plenty of time" and was in "no rush" to reach a deal.

Trump is scheduled to visit the heavily armed border on Sunday afternoon with Moon. "Nothing has been decided, but our position remains unchanged that we want dialogue to happen between North Korea and the USA", the statement said. "However, the fate of the region, and quite possibly the world, can not be left to President Trump and Chairman Kim".

He said "We're not looking for speed".

"We are on the precipice of ushering in potentially a golden era for the Korean peninsula", Trump said in an interview in Seoul on Sunday.

He later said of the invitation: "All I did is put out a feeler if you'd like to meet", adding he was not sure of Mr Kim's location.

US President Donald Trump called his daughter Ivanka Trump & Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on stage, referring to them as "A handsome couple, beauty and the beast" at the Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, earlier today.

The trip was Trump's first to the DMZ.

Trump will fly to Seoul from Osaka later this evening for a summit with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on Sunday.

Mr Trump also thanked Mr Kim for meeting him, saying that if the North Korean leader hadn't shown up the press would have made him look bad after his public invitation to talk on Twitter.

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