- President Donald Trump says he "trusts" North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, despite the fact that "nobody really knows" if the regime is actively building up its weapons arsenal.
- During an interview with
- "I do trust him," Trump said. "That doesn't mean I can't be proven wrong."
- Trump also said that he and Kim have "good chemistry" together.
- Trump added that he is not easing sanctions on North Korea, despite the regime's continued appeals.
President Donald Trump says he "trusts" North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, despite the fact that "nobody really knows" if the regime is actively building up its weapons arsenal.
During an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" which aired Sunday night, interviewer Lesley Stahl pressed Trump over his relationship with Kim in the months since their June summit.
previous statements in which he claimed that he and Kim "fell in love" through their correspondence.
Stahl stressed that Kim has been widely criticized for the cruel treatment of his people, 10% of whom have been forced into modern slavery used to prop up the repressive regime, and many of whom live in extreme poverty.
"He presides over a cruel kingdom of repression, gulags, starvation … slave labor, public executions," she said.
"This is a guy you love?" she asked Trump.
North and South Korea are currently holding high-level talks at the "truce village" along the country's border to discuss implementing a peace agreement between Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-In.
Moon told a French newspaper on Sunday that