At a news conference after the meeting, Mr Trump said he would lift sanctions against North Korea once "nukes are no longer a factor".
In their joint statement Kim agreed to the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" a stock phrase favoured by Pyongyang that stopped short of longstanding United States demands for North Korea to give up its atomic arsenal in a "verifiable" and "irreversible" way. Independent experts say the North could have enough fissile material for anywhere between about a dozen and 60 nuclear bombs, and a year ago it tested long-range missiles that could reach the U.S.
Suzanne Scholte, a human rights activist with the North Korea Freedom Coalition said it made her "stomach queasy" seeing Trump on stage with Kim, whom she described as a "mass murderer", but it may ultimately work to weaken the North Korean leadership.
The South Korean government, which views the presence of US troops and the military exercises as important to regional security, seemed to express nervousness about Trump's remarks. "If joint South Korea-U.S. military exercises are halted, the role of the Combined Forces Command ends and U.S. troop numbers will naturally decline", he claimed.
The U.S. has demanded complete and speedy denuclearization of the North for fear that the subsequent verification process could be drawn out.
It's reflective of a broader theme on the KOSPI index, with other South Korean construction companies (such as Hyundai Cement, up more than 300%) also posting strong gains in recent months.
Trump also is wrong in saying "nothing happened" in return.
In Pyongyang, North Korean state media heralded claims of a victorious meeting with the USA president; photos of him standing side-by-side with Trump on the world stage were splashed across newspapers.
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said Tuesday that he wants Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to brief senators on the substance of what the two nations discussed, including whether USA troops stationed on the Korean Peninsula would remain.
Rodman first visited North Korea in 2013 when he toured the country with the Harlem Globetrotters. -South Korea joint missile drill aimed to counter North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile test in East Coast, South Korea, July 5, 2017.
Pompeo said Wednesday that Trump "made it very clear that the condition precedent for the exercises not to proceed was productive, good-faith negotiations being ongoing".
Kim and Trump invited each other to their countries and they "gladly" accepted the invitations, sharing the belief that such a meeting would serve as "another important" occasion for improved relations between North Korea and the U.S, the KCNA said.
"I really think that Otto is someone who did not die in vain".
There are usually two sets of exercises every year, in spring and autumn, involving a massive number of troops and military hardware.
In the aftermath of the Singapore summit, the anti-Trump talking point is that Trump accomplished nothing of outcome.
In Japan, the prospect of cancelled U.S.
Warmbier's parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier said they appreciated Trump's comments.
Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong said that the joint statement "is a crucial first move in the long journey towards lasting peace and stability on a denuclearised Korean Peninsula, which would benefit our region and the rest of the world".