Trump says he’s willing to meet with Kim Jong-Un ‘under the right circumstances’

U.S. President Donald Trump explained yesterday during an interview with Bloomberg News that he would be “honored” to sit down with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un “under the right circumstances.” Shortly after he made this statement, the White House press secretary said: “Clearly, the conditions are not there right now.”
Trump and Kim Jong-un Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

U.S. President Donald Trump stated on Monday during an interview with Bloomberg News that he would be willing to sit down with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un “under the right circumstances” in order to reduce the tensions between the two countries. “I would be honored to do it,” he said.

“If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely,” Trump explained.  “I would be honored to do it. If it’s under the, again, under the right circumstances. But I would do that.” However, a few minutes after his comments made international headlines, White House press secretary Sean Spicer issued a statement: “Clearly, the conditions are not there right now.”

The tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have been growing over the past few weeks as Pyongyang continues to test ballistic missiles. On Saturday, Pyongyang carried out its latest test. According to South Korean officials, the test failed when the missile exploded a few seconds after it was launched.

In response to the Saturday missile test, Trump took to Twitter and condemned North Korea: “North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad!”



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