Casablanca - Peddling back from his recent aggressive language regarding North Korea, US President Donald Trump now says he would be “honored” to meet supreme leader Kim Jung-un.
Casablanca – Peddling back from his recent aggressive language regarding North Korea, US President Donald Trump now says he would be “honored” to meet supreme leader Kim Jung-un.
After the two leaders engaged in rhetorical escalation and flexed their military muscles a few weeks ago, the US President, Donald Trump began adopting a milder narrative when talking about the supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un. In an interview with Reuters on April 28, Trump appeared to defend the North Korean leader, commonly referred to as dictator, saying that Kim’s situation was not easy.
“He’s 27 years old. His father dies, took over a regime. So say what you want, but that is not easy, especially at that age,” Trump told Reuters, adding that he did not know whether or not he was rational.
Trump emphasized in another interview with CBS that Kim’s situation required the firmness that he’s showcased. He even gave what appeared like a justification for the atrocities he’s committed, such as executing his own uncle, Jang Song Thaek.
“A lot of people, I’m sure, tried to take that power away, whether it was his uncle or anybody else. And he was able to do it. So obviously, he’s a pretty smart cookie.”
Donald Trump’s latest statement that came in an interview with Bloomberg, published on Monday 1, made the headline as he announced he “would be honored” to meet the North Korean Leader.
“If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely. I would be honored to do it,” said Trump.
These statements brought White House Secretary Sean Spicer under the fire of journalists during this Monday’s briefing, with one asking, “Does Trump have a thing with these totalitarian leaders?”