SINGAPORE—President Trump said today he’s giving the world its greatest photo op ever by meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in exchange for meeting with the North Korean leader.
“It’s unbelievable the pictures and the video you’re getting because of my decision to meet with Kim in exchange for my having a meeting with Kim,” Trump said at his press briefing with Kim.
Trump said news outlets from all across the world have set up cameras and satellite trucks to send back footage of him shaking hands with Kim and saying things privately to him, while leaders of other countries, like Angela Merkel of Germany or Emmanuel Macron of France, don’t have cameras and microphones following them around. “Why isn’t Justin Trudeau [prime minister of Canada] meeting with Kim in exchange for meeting with Kim?” Trump said. “Maybe because he’s weak. I don’t know. That might be why. You’ll have to ask him.”
Angela Merkel, despite the importance of Germany to the world economy, never arranged a meeting with Kim in exchange for having a meeting with Kim even though she’s been in power longer than any other European leader. “She can’t have her people set up a table some place where she can sit down with Kim to see if they can agree on something?” Trump said. “That’s why people the world over aren’t talking about her but they’re talking about me instead.”
Trump said he’s not sure what, if anything, will come out of his meeting with Kim, but he’s hoping the United States wins something meaningful. “I think we will,” he said. “I hope we will. I want my good friend Kim to get something out of it, too. I know he will. But we’ll have to wait and see. You’d like to know, wouldn’t you? Maybe you’ll find out soon enough. But first we have to meet, and that’s what we’re doing now.”
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