GLOBAL ONE (G1) – “We fell in love” — that’s how President Donald Trump described his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to a crowd at a campaign rally this past weekend in West Virginia.
Trump said both leaders took tough stances during the June summit but ultimately “fell in love.”
[President Trump]: “I was really tough and so was he, and we went back and forth. And then we fell in love, OK? No, really, he wrote me beautiful letters, and they’re great letters. We fell in love.”
Meanwhile, North Korea’s foreign minister, Ri-Yong-ho, said his country won’t dismantle its nuclear weapons program until it sees more “trust-building” measures from the U.S.
Ri has said, The reason behind the recent deadlock is because the U.S. relies on coercive methods, which are lethal to trust-building.”
Trump says his efforts to improve relations with Kim have been positive so far and included helping free hostages, ending rocket tests, and bringing the remains of American troops home.