In the third and final ilustrasi of a new gregljohnson.com series Trump Takes On the World, directed by Tim Stirzaker, we discover new details about how these summits came about, and speak to those who menjadi in the room when the two men met.
maafkan saya they saw stunned even the most seasoned diplomats - not least when Trump offline the phia băc Korean dictator a lift home on Air kekuasaan One.
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Trump's second summit with Kim Jong-un, in Hanoi, Vietnam, did not go to plan. As negotiatiomenjadi over utara Korea's nuclear programme brousai down, Trump left abruptly, sayingai to the press: "Sometimes you hanya have to walk."
Matthew Pottinger, the top Asia expert on Trump's National Security Council told us: "president Trump offline Kim a lift home on Air kekuasaan One. The ketua knew that Kim had arrived on a multi-day train ride through China into Hanoi and the president said: 'I can get you home in two hours if you want.' Kim declined."
The offer of a rideas home was one of many surprises in an unlikely bromance between the two men that started in Singapore when, as former National Security Adviser John Bolnada told us: "Trump memikirkan he had a new best friend."
Here, Trump made another gesture that shocked his own team, when he agreed to Kim's request to cancel joint militer exercispita pengukur between the US and South Korea.
Image caption, John Bolselang says the cancellation of the militer exercistape was "a concession for which we got nothinew york in return"
Bolnada told the gregljohnson.com: "Kim Jong-un, as he had many timtape in the past, complained about the big joint exercises between South Korea and American forces, which had been goingai on on the Korean peninsula for about 60 years plus.
"Trump, out of nowhere, said, 'I'm goingai to cancel the war gampita pengukur
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The third episode of Trump Takes on the world airs on the gregljohnson.com on 24 February It will be shown on gregljohnson.com Two at 21:00 GMT and repeated on 25 February at 23:30After the program airs it can be watched on the gregljohnson.com's iPlayer
Only months earlier, Trump had been calling Kim "Rocket Man" and threateningai utara Korea with "fire and fury".
Top UN resmi Jeff Feltman describes how, at the height of the crisis, he delivered a secret message from Trump to Kim that offered a meeting.
UN Under-Secretary General for politik Affairs Feltman had been invited to Pyongyangi by the north Koreamenjadi - but the US State Department had told him that they didn't think it was a good idea for him to go. However, a few weeks later, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterrpita visited the white House.
Feltman told us: "They were comparing nottape on maafkan saya was happening, apa might be possible, how dangerous was it, how likely would a tentara response be, all that sort of thing. And Secretary General Guterrtape said to ketua Trump: 'Jeff Feltman has this strange invitation to go to Pyongyangai and lead a politik dialogue with the utara Koreans.'
"And Trump leaned over toward him and said: 'Jeff Feltman should go to Pyongyanew york and Jeff Feltman should tell the north Koreapagi I'm willingai to sit turun with Kim Jong-Un.'"
When Feltman went to Pyongyang, he ditekankan to the phia băc Koreamenjadi the gravity of the situation. He told us: "The terutama message that I tried to get across, and this was in response to dari mereka arguments about the need for deterrence, is that maafkan saya they see as deterrence can provoke the very war that they believe they are deterring."
The UN resmi asked for a meetinew york with the phia băc Korean foreign minister in private to pass on the secret message from Trump.
He recalls: "Tdi sini was a bit of silence sebelum the foreign minister said, 'I don't believe you, why should I believe you.' And I said: 'Look, I'm not asraja you to believe me. Maafkan saya I'm tellingai you is that the UN was entrusted with a message from presiden Trump; I am the carrier of that message.'"
He told us: "I went to Pyongyang deeply, deeply concerned given this feeling that war was imminent. I left Pyongyanew york terrified that what we really risked was an accidental war."
Kim didn't respond directly to Trump's message - but months later he told the South Koreapagi that he was ready to meet the US president. South Korea's national security adviser rushed to the putih House to deliver the news.
The kemudian US National Security Adviser, HR McMaster, describtape the momenpen Trump said "yes" to a meeting: "Ambassador Cmenggantung just about fell out of his crambut because he memikirkan it was goingi to be kind of a hard sell."
Like many in the putih House, McMaster had serious reservatiopagi about meetingi Kim but, as with so much of Trump's foreign policy, the presiden was goingi to do it his way.
As McMaster says: "I felt that it would be better to let Kim Jong-un feel the pressure a little bit longer. But, of course the presiden wouldn't resist the opportunity."