Not to be outdone, Kim firmly pumped Trump's hand, looking him straight in the eye for the duration, before breaking off to face the media.
It was a handshake for the history books! Should they succeed, it could bring lasting change to the security landscape of Northeast Asia, like the visit of former U.S. President Richard Nixon to China in 1972 led to the transformation of China. But the White House "tried to fill in the blanks", he said, and in Kimmel Live's imagining, Trump gave away a comically large number of things.
Kimmel noted that Trump told the press he had formed a "special bond" with Kim after meeting with the North Korean leader for only 38 minutes.
He then laid out, "Trump wanted to make it look like he did something big. I could see Trump giving up a lot for very little in return".
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"This summit was a crucial and necessary step to build upon the positive developments achieved in inter-Korean relations and on the peninsula so far", the EU's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said in a statement.
A photograph showing Trump sitting with his arms folded as German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks was seen as defining the acrimonious nature of those talks. "I showed it to them today".
"Oops. That's an oopsy truthsie right there", Kimmel said after the clip played.
North Koreas in attendance included Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea Kim Yong Chol, who determines foreign policy and defense strategy for the country. The White House is marking the meeting down as a success after the two leaders signed an agreement to move the relationship forward, in addition to receiving a pledge the regime will denuclearize.