Donald Trump replaces White House pictures of Emmanuel Macron with images of Kim Jong-un following historic summit

Alexandra Richards
Donald Trump described his meeting with Kim Jong-un as a

Donald Trump has replaced his White House photos of French President Emanuel Macron with images of his historic meeting with Kim Jong-un.

Photos tweeted by political journalists in the US showed that the President had re-adorned the walls of the West Wing in the White House with photos of his summit with the North Korean leader.

The new photos took the place of images taken during the French President’s visit to Washington DC last month.

The tweets showed six photos on the wall at the top of the West Wing Staircase.

Images include the moment Kim and Mr Trump signed an agreement committing to denuclearisation.

Another photo shows US citizens returning home after being released from prison in North Korea.

The wall also includes an image taken during a visit from the top North Korean aide Kim Yong Chol to the White House, where he delivered a letter from Kim Jong-un pledging to go ahead with the summit in Singapore.

Mr Trump described his meeting with Kim as a “tremendous success.”

The US president announced that US-led military exercise, or “war games”, to counter the North Korean threat would be called off as diplomacy is ramped up, though economic sanctions would remain for the time being.

Emmanuel Macron visited Donald Trump at the White House in April 2018 (AFP/Getty Images)

The President’s improved relationship with the North Korean leader came as he received criticism from US allies over his decision to impose international tariffs on goods including steel and aluminium imports.

The move drew criticism from Mr Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, among others.

Tensions with US allies were further ramped up when Mr Trump said he would not sign onto a joint communique issued by the G7.