Trump, Kim Jong Un to meet in Singapore

President Trump will be the first U.S. president to meet face to face with the leader of North Korea when they sit down in Singapore June 12.
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We begin with president trump riding high at a rally last night after North Korea's release of the three American prisoners. The president is revealing new details about that meeting with Kim Jong-un set for Singapore in June. Our senior white house correspondent Cecilia Vega starts us off with the latest. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning to you. June 12th not at the dmz as ident trump had said he wanted. Singapore is nurt travel territory. We have come a long way from the fire and fury and rocketman rhetoric. He says America's relationship with North Korea is good. America is being respected again. Reporter: President trump boasting about what no other American president has ever done, have a face-to-face with the leader of North Korea. I'll be meeting with Kim Jong-un to pursue a future of peace. We're going to set the table. We're going to make a great deal for the world for North Korea, for South Korea, for Japan, for China. Reporter: At a campaign rally in Indiana overnight, the president sounding hopeful sort of. I think it's going to be a very big success. But my attitude is and if it isn't, it isn't. Reporter: The president took to Twitter to announce the details of the historic summit, June 12th in Singapore. Critics already sounding the alarm. I worry that this president in his eagerness to strike a deal and get the acclaim and a photo-op will strike a quick one and a bad one, not a strong one. Not a lasting one. Reporter: But president trump still feeling victorious after that historic homecoming. The three American prisoners held for years and subjected to hard labor. And we welcome them back home the proper way. Reporter: Grateful smiles as they met the president and first lady moments after touching down just outside the nation's capital. Overnight president trump slipping in a dig at president Obama saying his predecessor had to pay ransom in order to free hostages from Iran while he got the three detainees from north Korea out for free. In all fairness, Obama, president Obama -- -- Paid 1.8 billion for hostages. Those hostages came out with respect, we didn't pay for them. Reporter: Yeah, that comment raising a lot of eyebrows this morning. So an administration official here says it is now looking like this summit is just going to last for one day. Of course, that summit in Singapore. There is the possibility that other world leaders may be in attendance but so far, George, the white house is saying they're not demanding Kim meet any preconditions ahead of that summit. On the Iran point that was $1.8 billion. That was Iran's money that we owed them from the time of the hostages. It wasn't for release of hostages but on another front, cabinet meeting on Wednesday got pretty raucous and we're learning that president trump pushed one cabinet secretary almost to the breaking point. Reporter: Yeah, this is the homeland security secretary, kirstjen Nielsen. We're told by a source who was in this meeting this week that the president berated her. He is very unhappy about the recent rise in illegal border crossings and told by the source in the meeting the attorney general Jeff sessions sold Nielsen down the river saying she could arrest people at the

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