Executive Intelligence Review


President Trump Optimistic on Meeting with Kim Jong-un

Feb. 25, 2019 (EIRNS)—U.S. President Donald Trump conveyed optimism and hope about his trip to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, scheduled for Feb. 27.

Sunday night at the U.S. Governors’ Ball, before leaving for North Korea today, the President said: “But we’ll be leaving for Hanoi, Vietnam, and we’ll be meeting with Kim Jong Un. It’s a very interesting thing to say, but I’ve developed a very, very good relationship [with him]. We’ll see what that means. But he’s never had a relationship with anybody from this country, and hasn’t had lots of relationships anywhere....” His comments to the governors were reported on the President’s website.

On Twitter, the President said Feb. 24: “Chairman Kim realizes, perhaps better than anyone else, that without nuclear weapons, his country could fast become one of the great economic powers anywhere in the World. Because of its location and people (and him), it has more potential for rapid growth than any other nation!”

And, “President Xi of China has been very helpful in his support of my meeting with Kim Jong Un. The last thing China wants are large-scale nuclear weapons right next door. Sanctions placed on the border by China and Russia have been very helpful. Great relationship with Chairman Kim!”