Speaking to reporters after their first handshake, President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un expressed optimism that the summit would be a success.
What Trump said: The President expressed hope that the historic summit would be "tremendously successful." Sitting next to the North Korean leader, Trump said, "We will have a terrific relationship ahead."
What Kim said: The North Korean dictator said there were a number of "obstacles" to the meeting taking place in Singapore today. "We overcame all of them and we are here today," he told reporters through a translator.