We will both prove everyone wrong! "Much better than before I took office".
"There was no display of ICBMs, IRBMs (intermediate-range ballistic missiles), which would really not have sat well with the whole idea that North Korea is committed to ultimate denuclearisation".
Visiting media representatives in recent days have been invited to tour cutting-edge facilities and historical sites, as Kim has pledged to boost the country's economy instead of developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
That evoked a complimentary tweet from Trump who wrote: Thank you to Chairman Kim.
As the country launches a "new era" of reconciliation and worldwide engagement, Sunday's premiere in Pyongyang was the first Mass Games in five years and was a major part of a carefully choreographed weekend of events created to highlight Kim's diplomatic campaign and plans for economic development.
Kim is emphasizing peace and the economy as a way to "create the momentum in the U.S".
A sea of spectators watched the parade as tens of thousands goose-stepping soldiers and columns of tanks drove past a review stand where North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took the salute.
Yet this year, following Kim's multi-polar charm offensive - which some pundits believe is a desperate strategy to break out of his global isolation, while others believe it is a a natural progression now that he has essentially finalized his nuclear deterrent - Kim and Xi have met three times. A running commentary throughout the show pointed out the importance of following Kim's economic and development strategy, while significantly playing down the role of the military and not once mentioning North Korea's nuclear weapons. But in every place we've visited there were plaques showing that Kim or his father, or his grandfather had been here before.
According to North Korea's KCNA, the landing of US forces in Incheon on September 8, 1945, was an infringement on Korean Peninsula sovereignty.
Barack Obama Rebukes Donald Trump Publicly For First Time
Todd Domke, an independent political analyst, said Obama has been waiting to pounce and yesterday was the moment. Obama in his post-presidency has previously chosen his spots carefully.
Mr Kim was seen laughing and holding hands up with a Chinese special envoy as he oversaw the festivities at Pyongyang's main Kim Il-sung square on a clear autumn day.
A State Department official confirmed Saturday that Pompeo has letter from Kim for Trump.
He waved to the crowd before leaving but did not make any public remarks.
In April 2017, as tensions with Trump were escalating, Kim paraded a series of missile canisters through Kim Il Sung Square that foreshadowed his later test of a rocket capable of reaching Washington. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall.
Unlike China, Russia "has not given any financial aid to Pyongyang for over 30 years", its support to North Korea is "purely symbolic", so it does not have any real leverage for influence in the country.
Although China provided crucial backing to United Nations sanctions past year, Trump has since accused Xi of relaxing pressure in retaliation over their trade disputes.
"The DPRK has evolved into a strong military power, based on our party's efforts to fundamentally block the outside world's threats of attack and invasion against our country", he said, cited by NK News, in a speech mainly focused on the economy.
"This is a big and very positive statement from North Korea". Such a high-level visitor - Xi has never visited Pyongyang - would have been a hugely symbolic win for North Korea.