President Trump says he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “under the right circumstances,” raising once more the question of what his administration’s North Korea policy is.
“If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it,” Trump told Bloomberg News on Monday. “If it’s under the, again, under the right circumstances. But I would do that.”
The president’s remarks about Kim over the past few days also suggests he is sympathetic to the North Korean leader’s assumption of power in 2012 after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il.
“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 last week. “I’m not giving him credit or not giving him credit, I’m just saying that’s a very hard thing to do. As to whether or not he’s rational, I have no opinion on it. I hope he’s rational.”
Trump told Bloomberg Monday: “Most political people would never say that, but I’m telling you under the right circumstances I would meet with him. We have breaking news.” Read more at The ATLANTIC.