Trump, in Fox News interview, says of Kim Jong Un: 'We understand each other'
President Trump, in an interview with Fox News' Bret Baier, indicated he is willing to set aside concerns over Kim Jong Un’s human rights abuses in pursuit of a denuclearization deal but said he will only consider recent U.S. efforts a success if North Korea actually gives up its nuclear weapons.
“I only consider it successful if it gets done,” Trump said Wednesday night on “Special Report.” “I think we have done something very historic already in one way. But to me a success is when it gets done.”
The president spoke to Fox News on Air Force One before departing Singapore, where he and Kim met for a high-stakes nuclear summit on Tuesday. “I think we have a very good relationship. We understand each other,” Trump said of Kim.
Asked about the human rights abuses and executions conducted by Kim’s regime, the president called Kim a “tough guy” but said “a lot of other people” have “done some really bad things” too.
I hope this is the usual strategy he seems to employ, saying one thing but that isn't exactly what the final intention is. I would hope he doesn't sell out the people who Kim has tortured and hurt and killed to score political points, but I know that IS a possibility here. I'll have to keep watching with hope for the best