Trump and Kim gear up for prime-time pageantry as leaders sweep into Singapore ahead of summit

There are still two days to go but the drama has already begun in the tiny city-state of Singapore. Ahead of Tuesday’s summit between the US and North Korea the signs are already in place that there will be no shortage of geopolitical pageantry and plenty of surreal prime-time TV.

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Touching down at Changi airport in an Air China 747 around 3pm, Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, was immediately whisked to the downtown luxury St Regis hotel in his personal black stretch Mercedes Benz, flanked by a motorcade of over 20 vehicles. 

His jogging bodyguards – a hit at the inter-Korean summit in April – made a brief appearance, running alongside his car in dark suits and ties in the afternoon humidity…

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