The president is facing questions about his public embrace of Kim and the North Korean's autocratic leadership style, including what Trump said was a joke about the obedience of the autocratic Kim's advisers.
Beyond that, because this was the first meeting between a sitting president and the leader of North Korea, the summit was seen as a public relations coup for Mr Kim, who was elevated onto an global stage and who, despite having a brutal human rights record at home, was treated to smiles and words of praise by Mr Trump during the summit and afterwards.
The joint statement signed this week by Trump and Kim promises to work toward a denuclearized Korean peninsula, but includes no details on how or when weapons might be eliminated or even reduced. North Korean exploits have included the damaging 2017 WannaCry ransomware attacks, intrusions into banks in more than a dozen countries to heist millions of dollars over the last few years, and continually brazen cyberattacks on South Korean computer networks. "I want to have a good relationship with North Korea".
About 1 in 5 (21 percent) say it was a success for the United States, and almost 3 in 10 (29 percent) say it was a success for North Korea.
Arkansas senator Tom Cotton, a Trump advocate and fervent Iran deal foe, urged patience and sought to dispel suggestions that the President had unwisely plunged into a meeting with a dictator after having withdrawn from the accord with Tehran.
Referencing that remark, Reid asked Schwartz about Trump's praise of Kim Jong Un including going so far as to call Kim a "smart guy".
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"Anyone can make war, but only the most courageous can make peace", the United States president said.
For years, China has propped up the North Korean economy in the face of global pressure, anxious about a possible collapse of the Kim regime, which it sees as a strategic buffer against the United States military presence in South Korea.
Trump said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would be "working directly with North Korea" in the coming weeks and months to "implement the denuclearization deal".
Speaking to MSNBC's AM Joy on Saturday, Tony Schwartz said he believed Trump would act like a dictator if he thought he could get away with it.
"We hope bilateral talks will be held as a stepping stone to resolving various issues, including the issue of abductions", Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Thursday in Seoul.
But it is important to note that Trump's rationale was to scrap the war games, not because they offend and worry the DPRK - but, as he himself stated to the media, because they cost a lot of money.
Mr Trump also addressed vision aired by North Korean state TV which showed Mr Trump offering a salute to one of Mr Kim's top generals after a missed handshake.
"The circle is closing at blinding speed", Schwartz tweeted previous year. Richard Nixon used to refuse to recognize what was once called Red China, but he went to China to meet Mao Zedong in 1972 and flattered The Great Helmsman by telling him he had read his poetry. Trump even sloughed off questions at the news conference about North Korean forced labor camps where thousands are tortured and murdered, saying such things happen elsewhere.