The meeting was Trump's only scheduled public event as White House officials prepared for the critical meeting on Tuesday with Kim. U.S. officials were quoted as saying that the two leaders could spend the first two hours alone with translators but not advisors.
Earlier this month, Singapore's defense minister said the USA trade threats were as disruptive to the global order as China's military deployments in the disputed South China Sea.
Among those representing the USA at the lunch were Secretary of Secretary Mike Pompeo, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Adviser John Bolton.
"When the (US and North Korea) asked us to host the meeting, we could not say no". He also told Lee the decision to hold the summit in the island city-state of Singapore was "made very consciously" and offered his gratitude.
Those points were echoed in Monday's media coverage, which stressed that the talks with Trump would be focused on forging a relationship that is more in tune with what it called changing times - most likely meaning the North's new status as a nuclear weapons state - its desire for a mechanism to ensure a lasting a durable peace on the Korean Peninsula and, finally, denuclearization.
Kim had "expressed his deep thanks to the Singaporean government for its honest cooperation of providing all conditions and best conveniences for the historic DRPK-US summit meeting", KCNA reported.
Trump has arrived in Singapore — here’s what to expect tomorrow when he meets Kim Jong Un
The tests came amid a campaign of "maximum pressure", led by the United States, that tightened economic sanctions against North Korea and raised the possibility of military action.
It was not clear what Kim Jong Un, who arrived Sunday afternoon, was planning to do on Monday or whether he meant to leave his hotel, the St. Regis, about a half-mile from where Trump's delegation is staying.
In March, Trump surprised the world by accepting an invitation from Kim to meet in person. "The scale is bigger, the number of journalists coming is huge, even more than what we had for the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and World Bank meetings (in Singapore in 2006)", he said.
Kim, who met Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday after arriving, thanked him for hosting the event.
Mr Kim's Air China flight from Pyongyang touched down at the VIP terminal of Changi Airport on Sunday at about 2.40pm, while Mr Trump's Air Force One landed at Paya Lebar Airbase close to 8pm.
Security around Kim's hotel was extremely tight and guests were prohibited from going in and out, hours before Kim's black Mercedes Benz limousine cruised in. The North Korean leadership, including Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son Hui has also taunted Washington, calling Vice President Mike Pence a "political dummy".
South Korean president Moon Jae-in was not expected to arrive in Singapore on Tuesday, which also lowered expectations about whether a comprehensive peace treaty to end the Korean War would be formally signed.
The previous U.S. stance, said Bruce Klingner of the Heritage Foundation, was that "we don't deploy a president to negotiate a treaty, we deploy a president to sign a treaty where we know where every piece of punctuation is on that piece of paper".
The five time Ballon d'Or victor is also understood to be driven by the wages earned by fellow superstars Neymar and Lionel Messi. De Gea isn't the best paid played at Manchester United despite being their top performance in recent seasons.
The front page of Diario Record has a photograph of Ronaldo with the headline: "Ronaldo will leave Real - Irreversible decision ". Cristiano Ronaldo didn't appear in Real's new kit promo after speculation about his future at the club.
Reluctant to take himself back to the moment at first, James described his thoughts and emotions during the huddle on Tuesday. I mean, I'll be active, I'll be in uniform Wednesday . "Excited about the opportunity that presents itself tomorrow".
It certainly isnt very easy to overcome being a set down in the final of a Grand Slam you've already lost a couple of times. Stephens won the sixth game before Halep held her serve and completed the victory in front of a delighted Parisien crowd.
Loftus-Cheek dragged wide from distance before goalkeeper Nick Pope came on for his debut among a swathe of England alterations. Alexander-Arnold was heavily involved, providing England width in their 3-5-2 system in a match they dominated from the start.
Nadal lost the opener 6-4 against 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman but began to play better after a rain delay of just under an hour. An anti-climactic match ended predictably, with a Sharapova backhand nestling in the net - her 27th unforced error.
And because it wasn't a title fight, the UFC should be extra grateful that Whittaker ended up beating Romero. After Yoel Romero missed weight for the second consecutive time in a title fight, Bisping sounded off.
He had earlier distributed films like Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijjjaan , which also had problems with external fringe elements. He also assured the court that the state government would provide security to theatres screening the film in the state.
Meanwhile, Fallout Shelter will have a release on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch - and its going to come out later today. Bethesda wanted players to create their own story in the game, and so the Fallout 76 open world comes with very few rules.
Johnson is one of several people to be granted high-profile acts of clemency by President Trump in recent months. The president pardoned Johnson a week after meeting with Kardashian West in the Oval Office to discuss the case.
Liverpool FC deal for second summer signing stalls
And on Saturday evening Lyon announced the deal was off , claiming their captain will remain at the club next season. Liverpool were obviously cautious of spending £54 million on a player that could have a long-term knee issue.
China's ZTE apologises, pledges reboot after US reprieve
An employer of 75,000 people, ZTE was crippled by a Commerce Department ban on American firms selling it electronic parts. But Reuters reports that ZTE and the U.S. government have signed a preliminary agreement that will lift the Denial Order.
Kim has a 'one-time shot'
The comments came before Trump left the G7 meeting in Canada to head to Asia. "The U.S. press is very dishonest", Trump said. Furthermore, Kim has succeeded in lightening some of the pressure arising from economic sanctions on his country.
Justify 4/5 favorite to win Belmont, complete triple crown
The dark bay colt named after the football star was summarily discounted in the June 9 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1). Trainer Bob Baffert , right, leads Justify out of Barn 33 at Churchill Downs the morning after winning the 144th Kentucky Derby .
Aide dismissive of McCain departs White House
Though Sadler apologized privately for her comment, she never did so publicly, as apparently promised. Meanwhile, Sadler made a phone call to McCain's daughter Meghan to personally apologize.
NASA's Curiosity rover discovers organic matter on Mars
Over five years, Curiosity has used its Tunable Laser Spectrometer to measure methane in the atmosphere at the Gale crater. Now, the rover has seemingly made a new discovery which will be revealed this Thursday, according to the space agency.
US singled out by G7 allies over tariffs ahead of summit
It has found that Canada is effectively dumping that product in America and has proposed tariffs of around 20% on the material. Trudeau had bitten his tongue through skirmishes over airplanes, lumber and North American Free Trade Agreement talks.