Politics Trump, in Fox News interview, says of Kim Jong Un: 'We understand each other'

15:04  14 june  2018
15:04  14 june  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

Trump, North Korea's Kim due to meet 9 a.m. June 12 in Singapore -White House

  Trump, North Korea's Kim due to meet 9 a.m. June 12 in Singapore -White House <p>Preparations for a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are going well and the two are tentatively scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Singapore time on June 12, the White House said on Monday.</p>This is a breaking news alert. Check back later for more.

President Trump , in an interview with Fox News ' Bret Baier, indicated he is willing to set aside concerns over Kim Jong Un ’s human rights abuses in pursuit of a denuclearization deal but said he will only consider recent U . S . efforts a success if We understand each other ,” Trump said of Kim .

President Trump on Sunday accused The Wall Street Journal of “falsely” reporting him saying he has a “good relationship” with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and publishing so-called fake news because the newspaper wanted a big story.

President Trump, in an interview with Fox News' Bret Baier, indicated he is willing to set aside concerns over Kim Jong Un’s human rights abuses in pursuit of a denuclearization deal but said he will only consider recent U.S. efforts a success if North Korea actually gives up its nuclear weapons.

“I only consider it successful if it gets done,” Trump said Wednesday night on “Special Report.” “I think we have done something very historic already in one way. But to me a success is when it gets done.”

Rodman will be in Singapore during Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump summit

  Rodman will be in Singapore during Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump summit Dennis Rodman will travel to Singapore to be in the city for the summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump, he announced Friday in an Instagram post.&nbsp;In his post, Rodman said he will "be flying to Singapore for the historical Summit. I'll give whatever support is needed to my friends, President (Donald) Trump and Marshall Kim Jong Un.

Other . Fox News Insider. President Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Thursday that "I probably have a very good relationship" with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un , potentially opening the door to diplomacy with the rogue nation .

President Trump said Wednesday he is willing to negotiate directly with Kim Jong Un over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program but expressed doubts it would ultimately work. Fox News ’ John Roberts contributed to this report. Alex Pappas is a politics reporter at FoxNews .com.

The president spoke to Fox News on Air Force One before departing Singapore, where he and Kim met for a high-stakes nuclear summit on Tuesday. “I think we have a very good relationship. We understand each other,” Trump said of Kim.

Asked about the human rights abuses and executions conducted by Kim’s regime, the president called Kim a “tough guy” but said “a lot of other people” have “done some really bad things” too.

TRUMP: U.S. MILITARY DRAWDOWN IN SOUTH KOREA 'NOT ON THE TABLE' YET

“I mean, I can go through a lot of nations where a lot of bad things were done,” Trump said. “Now look, with all of that being said, the answer is yes” - referring to Baier's query about Kim having done terrible things.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie © Provided by Fox News In the interview, Trump said that despite his call to bring back U.S. troops from South Korea, a military drawdown from the region is not being discussed as part of talks with North Korea.

Dennis Rodman arrives in Singapore ahead of U.S.-North Korea summit

  Dennis Rodman arrives in Singapore ahead of U.S.-North Korea summit The former NBA player and Kim Jong Un whisperer reportedly arrived a day before Kim's scheduled historic meeting with President Trump.Rodman emerged from the baggage claim area at Changi Airport around midnight local time Monday and told reporters he wasn't sure if he would meet Kim while the two are in Singapore. The North Korean leader is scheduled to leave at 4 p.m. local time Wednesday, some seven hours after his scheduled visit with the U.S. president.

WATCH: President Trump says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has a "great personality," is "very smart," is a "worthy negotiator," and "a very talented He then claimed the two sanguine leaders really, actually do trust each other , despite what you might have heard: “I do trust him, yeah,” Tump said .

Stage is set for direct talks between President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un ; insight from CIA director Mike Pompeo. This is a rush transcript from " Fox News Sunday," March 11, 2018.

“I would love to get the military out as soon as we can because it costs a lot of money and a lot of money for us,” Trump said. “I would like to get them home. I would like to, but it is not on the table right now. At the appropriate time, it will be.”

The U.S., which currently has 28,500 troops stationed in South Korea, has maintained a combat force on the peninsula since the end of the 1950-53 war and has used them in a variety of large-scale drills designed to sharpen skills and test troops' ability to operate effectively with their South Korean partners.

But while Trump also voiced a desire to eventually bring back U.S. troops, he told Baier that the U.S. "is not drawing down at all."

"In fact, honestly, it was never discussed. I am sure he would like that. It was never on the table," Trump said.

Speaking to Baier, the president denied that the recent G-7 summit with other world leaders in Quebec was “rocky,” and elaborated on his call for Russia to be reinstated to the group.

Russia was ousted from the group— made up of France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and the U.S.—following its annexation of Crimea in 2014.

“You know, we spend probably 25 percent of our time talking about Russia and I said wouldn't it be better if they were here,” Trump said. “I'm not for Russia. I'm for the United States.”

Trump argued that if Russian President Vladimir Putin were present at the meetings, they could use the opportunity to discuss the situations in Syria and Ukraine.

“I will tell you, as an example, if he were at that meeting I could ask him to do things that are good for the world, that are good for the country, that are good for him,” Trump said.

Fox News' Bret Baier, Andrew O'Reilly, Brooke Singman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Trump Suggests Negative Media Coverage of The North Korea Summit is ‘Almost Treasonous’ .
In an exclusive interview set to air Saturday night on TBN, former Arkansas governor and 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee sat down with President Donald Trump. In what will likely be a wide-ranging interview, part of the conversation was focused on Trump’s recent summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, which Trump insists was widely successful.However, CNN supervising producer Steve Brusk flagged this portion of their exchange.The President of the United States in interview with "Huckabee" on his summit with King Jong Un says "we came to a wonderful agreement.

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