North Korea media focuses on worldwide relations after Trump-Kim meet

Kim persuaded Trump to end the US annual joint military exercises with South Korea and even got Trump to call them “war games” and “provocative”

Kim persuaded Trump to end the US annual joint military exercises with South Korea and even got Trump to call them “war games” and “provocative”

The more cheery photos were a response to a widely circulated shot of Trump at the G7 with an apparently obstinate facial expression, as a seemingly exasperated Angela Merkel looked on - a scene that the president says has been unfairly taken out of context.

President Donald Trump's former chief strategist said the president is trying to make peace with North Korea but is getting unfairly "vilified" following his summit with Kim Jong Un.

Trump carried North Dakota with 63 percent of the vote in the 2016 election. "As I said in Singapore, Chairman Kim has the chance to seize an incredible future for his people", he said.

Later, when pressed by a CNN reporter about the comment, Trump claimed it had been a joke.

There is also good reason to doubt that North Korea, arguably the world's most closed and secretive country, would ever permit the sort of intrusive worldwide inspections that would be required to verify that it had complied with undertakings spelled out in some future pact.

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Trump has called lawmakers to express enthusiasm for the agreement, but also complained that he has not had more robust support from GOP lawmakers, said a person with knowledge of those calls, who spoke on condition of anonymity to share internal conversations.

Trump emerged from the meeting convinced he could sell the vaguely worded deal, as evidenced by his hour-plus press conference in Singapore immediately after the sit-down. "I would have him", Trump said.

"We have thousands of people who have asked for that - thousands and thousands of people", Trump said. "That's what I think has begun with this process".

Asked about defending Kim's human rights record, Trump told reporters, "you know why, I don't want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family". -South Korea military exercises that many military leaders consider essential to South Korea's defense, but North Korea has long considered an irritant. He was clearly oblivious to the fact that he was playing into North Korea's longtime game plan: to emerge as an internationally recognized state, recognized by America and the world - without surrendering all of its nukes.

By the way, when then-President Obama visited Cuba and hugged and laughed with Raul Castro (with his brother a known killer), liberal news media said that was all right. Anybody that takes over a situation like he did at 26 years of age and is able to run it and run it tough - I don't say it was nice or I don't say anything about it.

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"I sometimes say the "denuking" of North Korea, and those are lovely words", Trump said in the video.

A recent story by the Washington Post reported that, at one point, while watching state-run North Korean television, Trump praised how positive the female North Korean news anchor was toward Kim.

The Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, said on Sunday that it is the demands of the times to pursue and realize the principles of sovereignty, equality and mutual respect in global relations.

Trump was met with criticism this week after footage surfaced of him saluting a North Korean general. Meanwhile, U.S. leverage on North Korea is declining, as China and Russian Federation start to loosen sanctions.

Trump praised Kim again on Friday, in what turned into a lengthy unplanned interview with his favorite television show "Fox and Friends".

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'That's my term. They might use it, ' Trump said.

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