Singapore PMs Surprise gift to Donald Trump on his birthday
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Singapore sources added that Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong surprised Donald Trump with a big birthday cake, ahead of the US President's historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jung-un here today. As per report Trump celebrated his 72nd birthday during his lunch with Loong at the presidential palace Istana after their bilateral meeting during which the two leaders discussed everything from the summit preparations to the US' tariff threats.
Meanwhile a picture of Trump smiling at the cake, decorated with fresh fruit, was shared on Twitter by Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan with the message saying "Celebrating birthday, a bit early". Furthermore Trump was accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly during the meeting.
Previously Trump tweeted it was "great to be in Singapore, excitement is in the air". Moreover Trump's landmark meeting with Kim today will mark the first time a sitting US president meets with a North Korean leader. As per report the summit will also mark a turnaround of relations between Trump and Kim after a long-running exchange of furious threats and insults and moreover the two leaders have had an extraordinary up-and-down relationship over the past 18 months.