Trump Wants to Be Treated Like North Korea Chief Kim Jong
- Author: Rogelio Becker Jun 16, 2018,
Jun 16, 2018, 18:20
Earlier this week, Trump traveled to Singapore to meet with Kim and, following the first summit between a sitting USA president and North Korean leader, downplayed concerns over how Kim treats his people.
With tongue in cheek, he added, "I want my people to do the same".
What followed was a 30-minute one-on-one interview with Doocy.
North Korea's Kim Jong Un shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during their summit meeting in Singapore on 12 June 2018. In May, after North Korea criticised his vice-president, Mike Pence, Trump said the summit was cancelled. According to human rights watchdog Amnesty International, North Korea has imprisoned an estimated 120,000 people based on political grounds across four separate camps dedicated to imprisoning political dissidents.
Trump spoke to Fox & Friends this week about his meeting with Kim Jong Un and had only the highest of praise.
"It is a symbolic event for progress in relations between the two countries that they can discuss pending issues whenever they want", he said.
"What he did was criminal, what he did was a awful thing to the people, what he did was so bad, in terms of our Constitution, in terms of the well-being of our country", Trump said.
Trump became the first sitting US president to meet with a North Korean leader when he and Kim held a summit in Singapore on Tuesday.
"Because I don't want to see a nuclear weapon destroy your family", he told one reporter. However, Trump's critics have called the US' suspension of military exercises with South Korea in exchange for a vague commitment by Kim to denuclearize an extreme concession to the dictator.
It is no secret that Fox News is friendly to Trump, and the president frequently touts the network on social media.
"I can't speak to that", he replied.
The Korean War ended in 1953. I want to have a good relationship with many other countries.
The post of ambassador in Seoul has been empty since Trump became president in January 2017, but will likely become pivotal as the United States seeks to put flesh on its broad agreement with the North. "When a military official from another government salutes. you return that", Sanders said.
Trump faced questions on immigration, North Korea and the FBI's Inspector General report, which he says "totally exonerates" him and proves "there was no collusion" and "no obstruction". I guess they're using that as another sound bite.
I think it's something that could happen. Yes.
He claimed he has "largely solved" the North Korean nuclear problem following his summit with Kim.