Trump says he and Kim Jong Un 'in love'

Trump says he and Kim Jong Un 'in love'

Trump says he and Kim Jong Un 'in love'

Despite the apparent lack of progress, this week Trump praised Kim during a speech at the General Assembly and on Saturday he said after tough talks at their summit in June the pair "fell in love".

US President Donald Trump said he and North Korea's Kim Jong Un have fallen "in love" -- their bromance fuelled by "beautiful letters" he received from the leader of the nuclear-armed state.

Trump said at the Saturday night rally in West Virginia: "He wrote me lovely letters and they're great letters".

Trump also joked about the criticism he would get from the news media for making a comment some would consider "unpresidential" and for being so positive about the North Korean leader.

"It's so easy being presidential", Trump also said Saturday. Trump said in his mock "news anchor" voice. "I didn't give up anything".

He noted that Jong-un is interested in a second meeting after their initial summit in Singapore in June, after which Trump claimed it made huge strides towards the denuclearisation of North Korea.

North Korea's foreign minister said Saturday there was "no way" his country would unilaterally disarm without the lifting of global sanctions and building of trust with the United States.

Despite this, negotiations between the United States and North Korea have stalled since the Singapore summit.

The leaders shook hands at least nine times during the summit, with Mr Trump describing the North Korean dictator as "very talented". North and South Korea see declaring the end of the war as a key to building trust between the USA and North Korea.

Kim, after a third meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Kim this month, said he would dismantle North Korea's main nuclear complex and accept global inspectors at a key missile site in exchange for unspecified corresponding measures from the United States.

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, North Korea's top diplomat said the nation won't dismantle its nuclear weapons until it has "sufficient trust" in the U.S., and called on the Trump administration to drop its "coercive methods" such as sanctions. Millions of people would have been killed.

Skeptics of Kim's motivations worry that the USA might withdraw troops from South Korea and that United Nations sanctions could be lifted if the war is declared over.

And he defended his unusual approach in talking about relations with Kim.

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