Trump touts 'great chemistry’ with Kim Jong Un

“We have a good chemistry together, Kim Jong-un.” Trump said while addressing the Nevada Republican Party Convention. “Chairman Kim, we have a great chemistry.”

In the past, Trump has described Kim as “a very smart guy” and also defended him.

When Fox News’ Bret Baier said in a recent interview that the North Korean leader has done some “very bad things,” Trump responded, “yeah, but so have a lot of other people that have done some really bad things.”

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Nevada Republican Party Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., June 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Nevada Republican Party Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., June 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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At a media event after his summit with Kim in Singapore, Trump was asked, “the man you met today, Kim Jong-un, as you know, has killed family members, has starved his own people, is responsible for the death of Otto Warmbier. Why are you so cmfortable calling him ‘very talented?’” 

“Well, he is very talented,” Trump replied. “Very few people, at that age — you can take one out of ten thousand, probably, couldn’t do it.”

Since the summit, the president has repeatedly lashed out at the media for not recognizing his accomplishment. 

“If President Obama (who got nowhere with North Korea and would have had to go to war with many millions of people being killed) had gotten along with North Korea and made the initial steps toward a deal that I have, the Fake News would have named him a national hero!” Trump tweeted on June 18.

And in his Saturday speech, Trump said, “we signed an agreement. It said we will begin the immediate denuclearization of North Korea.”

While Trump’s North Korea summit has been hailed as “historic,” many have raised questions about the lack of specific denuclearization language in the signed agreement between the two nations.

“The document calls only for ‘complete denuclearization,’ sparking criticism the agreement was not specific enough to allow oversight of the denuclearization process,” ABC News notes.

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