President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a historic summit in Singapore.
Here’s what you need to know about how the summit went down:
The meetings: In the first meeting, Trump and Kim were joined only by translators, a break from standard practice of having at least one aide present for high-stakes huddles. Later in the day, advisers joined the talks for a larger bilateral session.
The agreement: Trump and Kim signed a statement that said the North Korean leader “reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” In exchange, Trump agreed to “provide security guarantees” to North Korea.
The press conference: Following the summit, Trump held a lengthy press conference (his first in more than a year). He mentioned that Kim accepted his invitation to the White House, said he “really believes” Kim will keep his word and recounted how he told Kim North Korea could have “the best hotels in the world.”
At one point Trump and Kim Jong Un paused on the balcony during a break.
Jim Acosta started blurting out questions whenever the two leaders stepped out of their meetings — then Acosta was caught in a hot mic moment.
Jim Acosta: Mr President, how is the meeting going so far, sir?… Any progress, Mr. President?… Mr. President, how’s it going so far, sir? What do you think?
President Trump (from balcony with Kim Jong Un): Very, very good.
Jim Acosta: Mr. Kim will you give up your nuclear weapons, sir?
Jim Acosta: (After President Trump and Kim Jong Un exit the balcony) Hey, if they’re not going to let me in the fucking meeting, then that’s what happens.”
Here’s the exchange captured by RT TV:
CNN’s Jim Acosta caught on hot mic justifying shouting questions at Trump-Kim summit: “Hey if they’re not going to let me in the f*cking meeting, that’s what happens… That’s the way it goes, baby.” pic.twitter.com/e8drJAMUyf
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) June 12, 2018