Trump arrives in Hanoi for summit with Kim Jong Un
…A 26-man Vietnamese honor cordon — along with a number of officials — greeted Trump as he stepped off Air Force One after the 20-hour journey. A woman in traditional Vietnamese dress handed the president a bouquet of flowers, which he quickly passed off to an aide. He spoke and shook hands with the assembled dignitaries for a few minutes before departing.
On the international stage, Trump’s first meeting with Kim last June in Singapore was derided after he boasted of his success in getting North Korea to stop launching missiles while his own intelligence agencies have warned that Pyongyang has not demonstrated any commitment to giving up its weapons program.
In short, Trump needs to put some points on the board.
The president and Kim are set to have dinner Wednesday ahead of their summit meeting.