Trump on Monday while meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong predicted that his upcoming meeting with Kim will "work out very nicely".
Though Trump has been criticized for his failure to demand more concessions from North Korea before agreeing to a face-to-face meeting, which experts say gives Kim the sort of legitimacy on the worldwide stage he desires, downplaying expectations does two things.
But on the eve of the summit, he altered his schedule, opting to return at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday after a full day of meetings with Kim - nearly 15 hours earlier than previously anticipated.
Choe Son-hui is North Korea's Vice-Foreign Minister and was leading talks on behalf of North Korea with the United States in Panmunjom in the lead-up to the summit.
The official did not rule out the possibility that additional activities could be added to tomorrow's schedule, beyond the two planned meetings with Kim, ABC News' Jordyn Phelps reports.
He said his perception of Kim - a "bad guy with nuclear weapons" - had improved considerably following his two meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the border truce village of Panmunjom.
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The guards must be about the same height as Kim, BBC said. Alongside Trump were other big administration figures including secretary of state Mike Pompeo, White House chief of staff John Kelly, national security adviser John Bolton and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The clearest benchmarks about what the U.S.is seeking from the summit, however, have come from Pompeo rather than Trump.
Before flying to Singapore, Mr. Trump was in Canada for the G-7 summit with leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.K. All seven leaders had worked out a joint statement stressing the importance of a rules-based global trading system.
On Tuesday, the two leaders will begin their meeting with a one-on-one session at 9 am local time.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore Sunday afternoon, while US President Donald Trump flew in hours later in the evening. But Trump has lashed out at reporters for suggesting that the meeting with Kim will result in him giving up any negotiating leverage. He told reporters he thinks he will know nearly immediately whether a deal can be made, saying: "I will know, just my touch, my feel".
Choi Ho-chul, a 73-year-old former bank employee, said he doubts the North would give up nuclear weapons, which he said were a "means to control its population".
Exuding confidence, Trump said he has done relatively little formal preparation.
Trump traveled to Singapore from Canada, where he attended a meeting with other world leaders.
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