President Trump on Tuesday wanted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un well throughout the White Home’s coronavirus press briefing after being asked about the dictator’s apparently weakening health.
Fox News’ Bret Baier inquired about Kim’s medical status after it has been reported that the rogue country’s leader went through a cardiovascular treatment on April 12.
” Well, these are reports that came out, and we do not know. We don’t know,” Trump said. “I’ve had a great relationship with him. I wouldn’t– You know, I can just say this– I wish him well. Since if he is in the sort of condition that the reports state … that’s an extremely severe condition.
” However I want him well,” he continued. “We’ve had an excellent relationship. I have actually stated it. I’ve said it often times. If someone else remained in this position, we would have been, today, at war with North Korea. And we’re not at war. And we’re nowhere near war with North Korea.”
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Trump included: ” I just have to say to Kim Jong Un, I want him very good luck. Best of luck. They came out with [a] really, very major medical report. Nobody’s verified that. It was CNN that came out– so when CNN comes out with a report, I do not position too much credence in it.”
The Day-to-day NK — an online news periodical based in Seoul and published in Korean, which is run primarily by North Korean defectors– reported that Kim, 36, is stated to be recuperating from the surgical treatment at a regional villa. The report likewise stated Kim has been in bad health due to “heavy cigarette smoking, weight problems and overwork,” according to an equated variation of the Daily NK’s report, citing an unnamed source.
The South Korean federal government said Tuesday that Kim appeared to be carrying on with company as normal.
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Kim met Trump 3 times throughout 2018 and 2019 and had summits with other Asian leaders, in the hopes of ending sanctions versus North Korea.
Fox News’ Frank Miles added to this report.