Trump: I Hope Kim Jong Un’s Not Building Nukes Because ‘He Likes Me a Lot’
Discussing the president’s claim a year ago that North Korea was no longer a nuclear threat, ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos pressed the president on the fact that the reclusive nation still has stockpiles of nuclear weapons. Trump, meanwhile, insisted that there had been no nuclear testing by the country before boasting about his warm relationship with dictator Kim Jong Un.
After the president bragged about the concessions he had received from North Korea (and the “very nice letters” from Kim), Stephanopoulos asked him point blank if he thought the brutal North Korean leader was still building nuclear weapons.
“I don’t know. I hope not,” Trump replied. “He promised me he wouldn’t be. He promised we– me he wouldn’t be testing. I think he’d like to meet again. And I think he likes me a lot. And I think—you know, I think that we have a chance to do something.”
Watch the clip below, via ABC News.
Asked if he thinks North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is still building nuclear weapons, Pres. Trump tells @GStephanopoulos, “I don't know. I hope not. He promised me he wouldn't be.” https://t.co/JUw1uUCsE4 pic.twitter.com/UUkoTa2QJB
— ABC News (@ABC) June 17, 2019