DESPITE North Korea’s repeated threats to destroy the United States, President Donald Trump has not discounted the possibility of a meeting with the rogue state’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un.
As the North ramps up its nuclear capability and threatens instability in the region, Trump said he would be “honoured” to meet Kim “under the right circumstances”, despite the US not having diplomatic relations with North Korea.
“If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely. I would be honoured to do it,” Trump said.
“Most political people would never say that,” he said, “but I’m telling you under the right circumstances, I would meet with him. We have breaking news.”
As the two nations exchange verbal blows warning of pre-emptive strikes, Trump also praised Kim’s resilience in holding on to power since taking the kingdom’s helm in his 20s and thwarting attempts to dethrone him.
However, the White House has since indicated such a meeting was unlikely, saying “conditions were not right” for the two leaders to meet. The North Korean leader has not left the country since taking power in 2011.