Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke to Donald Trump after the summit, saying there was "great meaning in Chairman Kim's clearly confirming to President Trump the complete denuclearisation". The military exercises, which often involve US military ships and planes, have always been a point of contention with the Koreans.
Without military drills, the U.S. forces in South Korea would wither and fail to meet readiness standards.
Independent experts say the North could have enough fissile material for between about a dozen and 60 nuclear bombs.
"Why did South Korea and the US form an alliance and stage military drills before the nuclear crisis flared?"
Kim, according to North Korean media, said "to achieve peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and realize its denuclearization", North Korea and the United States "should commit themselves to refraining from antagonizing with each other". 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.
Trump then pivoted to fondness for China's leader. A year ago it tested long-range missiles that could reach the USA mainland, although it remains unclear if it has mastered the technology to deliver a nuclear warhead that could re-enter the atmosphere and hit its target. And so do the North Koreans.
President Trump speaks out about the summit to Bret Baier. Moon held talks with Kim in April at which Kim agreed to work toward "complete denuclearization".
U Sung Tak, 79, said the future was looking "bright" because Kim was "leading the world's political trend on the Korean peninsula, steering the wheel of history". "I'm for the United States", Trump clarified.
Sen. Lindsey Graham does not have an issue with halting joint military exercises between the USA and South Korea while discussions with North Korea continue.
Trump acknowledged to Stephanopoulos that the path ahead remained foggy. The talks also covered steps to be taken from now on.