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In this Monday, May 9, 2016, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un listens during the party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea has brought in more than 100 journalists from around the world to make sure that the 7th Congress of its ruling Workers' Party gets global attention. Four days into the event, they allowed a small number of foreign journalists into the convention hall where the congress was taking place. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Trump said he'd be 'honored' to meet with Kim Jong Un 'under the right circumstances'


President Trump said in an interview with Bloomberg News that he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss tensions over the Asian country's nuclear weapons program -- if the circumstances were right. 

"If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it. If it’s under the, again, under the right circumstances,” Trump said Monday. 

“Most political people would never say that. But I’m telling you under the right circumstances I would meet with him. We have breaking news,” said Trump.

North Korea has emerged as the Trump administration's foremost foreign policy issue during the president's first 100 days in office. Kim has continued to develop his country's nuclear program despite international sanctions and has never met with a foreign leader, or even left his isolated country. 

Trump also recently expressed interest in speaking with controversial Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, drawing a great deal of criticism after extending an invitation for a visit. 

Many roundly criticized the move due to Duterte's war on drugs in his country that has resulted in thousands of deaths. 

Predictably, Twitter had a lot to say on the matter. 

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