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.
Trump suggests he'd be open to meetin' with Kim Jong Un, promptin' K-street lobbyists to start comp-shoppin' for nuclear weapons.— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) May 1, 2017
Predictably, Twitter had a lot to say on the matter.
At this point I wouldn't be surprised to read the headline "Trump asks /pol/ to doxx Kim Jong Un" and then watch it happen— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) May 1, 2017
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