In an April interview with TMZ, Rodman said that Kim didn't understand the president until he gave the North Korean strongman a copy of Trump's ghost-written book The Art of the Deal for his birthday in 2017. "The advanced team in Singapore is finalizing logistical preparations and will remain in place until the summit begins", Sanders said. The U.S. delegation stayed there during working-level talks.
It's not clear if this relatively defiant stance represents much progress from the war of words that initially prompted Trump to cancel the Singapore summit.
A resort island in Singapore has been designated a special event zone ahead of the June 12 summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.
The talks, which were cancelled by Mr Trump before being re-scheduled last week for the same day and place, are expected to focus on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program and tensions between the United States and North Korea.
The summit between Kim and Trump to discuss denuclearization and peace on the Korean peninsula is scheduled for next Tuesday.
Trump said last week he'd avoid using the phrase because of improving relations between the two countries. The presidential suite may set the government back by at least 8,000 Singapore dollars ($6,000) a night, it said.
White arches line outside the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore.
A US advance team was spotted at the Capella Hotel last week meeting with North Korean officials to prepare for the summit.
FOX Business reached out to McDonald's for comment on whether they would be interested in opening in North Korea, however, the company did not respond at the time of publication.
These include the central region, which is home to its foreign ministry, the USA embassy and several hotels, and Sentosa Island in the south, where the summit is scheduled to take place.