President Trump defended his new relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the White House Friday morning, telling a reporter that he’s pursuing the friendship because he “doesn’t want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family.”
The President was speaking with journalists in the nation’s capital when he was asked how he could speak “passionately” about Otto Warmbier and “defend Kim Jong Un’s human rights record.”
Reporter: "…In the same breath, you’re defending Kim Jong Un’s human rights record. How can you do that?”@realDonaldTrump: “You know why? Because I don’t want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family" pic.twitter.com/AJgHNeF48h
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 15, 2018
“You know why? Because I don’t want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family,” he fired back.
“I don’t want to see — excuse me — because I don’t want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family,” Trump repeated. “I want to have a good relationship with North Korea. I want to have a good relationship with many other countries.”
Watch the President’s comments above.
DELICIOUS DIPLOMACY: Singapore Restaurants Release SUMMIT Themed Specials
Restaurants across Singapore unveiled a slew of special menu items Monday to commemorate the historic peace talks between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, reports Fox News.
Fast food chains, such as KFC and others, joined local eating establishments in celebrating the potential peace summit, with some releasing Trump and Kim themed options along with special commemorative items.
The Beast Southern Kitchen -for example- is selling $23 hamburgers that combine American and Korean flavors.
“The American half of the burger includes fried mac and cheese burger ‘buns’ with a beef patty, bacon jam and barbecue sauce, while the Korean half has deep-fried kimchi rice buns, bulgogi beef patty, caramelized onions and creamy garlic sauce,” writes the restaurant.
“Some Korean people who came … love the kimchi a lot and others [are] saying that the portion is so huge. Why so big? I say because it’s the American version, it’s the American portion,” said another owner.
Read the full report at Fox News.
HISTORIC HUDDLE: US and North Korean Officials Hold EXPANDED Meetings in Singapore
President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have entered the second-phase of their negotiations Tuesday morning in Singapore, holding expanded meetings with top officials from both governments; including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Trump and Kim sat with senior aides and translators in a Singapore resort Tuesday following the two leaders’ one-on-one meeting that lasted approximately 45 minutes; setting the stage for a possible normalization of relations between the United States and North Korea.
The high-level negotiations come just hours before both leaders are set to depart from Singapore, but insiders describe Trump and Kim’s travel plans as “fluid,” meaning both teams could opt to stay longer should positive developments occur.
After a brief photo op for the international press, each team will pursue its agenda during the high-stakes meeting, with the American delegation pushing for a complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and the communist regime seeking security guarantees and large-scale US investment in the region.
More information as it develops.