Trump Says He Won’t Admit If Kim Summit Blows Up In His Face: ‘I’ll Find Some Kind Of Excuse’

Trump Says He Won’t Admit If Kim Summit Blows Up In His Face: ‘I’ll Find Some Kind Of Excuse’

During the press conference that followed his historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump told reporters what he’ll do if Kim doesn’t keep his promises.

Politico’s Eliana Johnson asked about the vague declaration that both leaders signed and included no specific commitment from Kim to denuclearize, noting that the president pointed out that he received a pledge from Kim to destroy a missile engine test site after the agreement was already written.

“You said the last was an add-on and not in the agreement,” she stated. “He gave you his word. If he doesn’t follow through on these things, what are you prepared to do in response and will you lose faith in the process?”

Trump declared that he thinks Kim will do it and that he “really believes” the Hermit Kingdom leader will follow through on the closure of the site because the United States can tell if he doesn’t.

“I think he will do these things,” he added. “I may be wrong. I may stand before you in six months and say, ‘Hey, I was wrong.’ I don’t know I’ll ever admit that. I’ll find some kind of excuse.”

Throughout the day, the president slathered praise on Kim, calling the brutal dictator a “talented man” while stating he felt they had a “special bond.”

Yep, this is real life.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.