BRO CODE: Donald Trump gushes over how he and Kim "fell in love" after exchanging "beautiful" letters
President Donald Trump said that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had written 'beautiful letters' to him while they were negotiating the country's nuclear disarmament
President Donald Trump, while addressing a rally in West Virginia on Saturday, told hundreds of people that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are "in love", according to reports. The Republican said that the North Korean leader had written "beautiful letters" to him while they were negotiating the country's nuclear disarmament and they fell in love along the way.
"I was being really tough and so was he. We went back and forth, then we fell in love. He wrote me beautiful letters. And they are great letters. We fell in love," Trump told the crowd, according to the Daily Mail.
The President has reportedly gone out of the way to praise the North Korean dictator for the second time after he had called Kim a "rocket man" on a "suicide mission" last year.
Trump, speaking at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday, had praised Kim for his "courage" in participating in discussions of nuclear disarmament and had also boasted about his success in negotiating a deal between the United States and North Korea.
Although Trump mostly said positive things about the North Korean leader, he concluded his speech by saying that he would not reduce sanctions placed on the country unless it denuclearises completely.
"We fell in love!" - US President Donald Trump says he and North Korea's Kim Jong Un have fallen "in love" –- their bromance fuelled by "beautiful letters"https://t.co/MqtvHDFHH3 pic.twitter.com/pZgA42XVNG— AFP news agency (@AFP) September 30, 2018
"The missiles and rockets are no longer flying in every direction, nuclear testing has stopped, some military facilities are already being dismantled," Trump had said. "I would like to thank Chairman Kim for his courage and for the steps he has taken, though much work remains to be done. The sanctions will stay in place until denuclearization occurs."
Although Trump was professing his love for the North Korean leader on Saturday, Pyongyang, however, painted a less cordial scenario of the relationship between the two countries.
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, while addressing the UN on Saturday, said that his country would not disarm its nuclear weapons first if it can not trust the United States.
The foreign minister reportedly called on the US to follow through on its promises made during the Singapore summit between the two leaders. In June, Trump met with the North Korean leader in Singapore as part of an attempt to push his regime into denuclearisation. The leaders shook hands at least nine times during the summit, with Trump describing Kim as "very talented".
They signed a joint statement with agreements including security guarantees for North Korea, new peaceful relations and the intention to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula.
Meanwhile, both Trump and Kim have expressed their desires for a second summit to discuss the nuclear disarmament further.