On Monday, the United States President Doanld Trump has claimed that First Lady Melania Trump has “gotten to know” his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-Un, provoked the White House to clarify that the two of them have never met.
President Trump has made the remarks at a news conference at the G7 Summit in France’ Biarritz. While replying to a query about Iran, President Trump took a detour to discuss the real estate potential of the nation, then revolved to North Korea.
The US President was quoted saying, “I also say that, by the way, with respect to North Korea, Kim Jong Un – who I’ve gotten to know extremely well; the first lady had gotten to know Kim Jong Un, and I think she’d agree with me – he is a man with a country that has tremendous potential.”
The White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham has issued a statement soon after noting that Mrs. Trump has never met Kim Jong-Un.
Ms. Grishma has said, “President Trump confides in his wife on many issues including the detailed elements of his strong relationship with Chairman Kim – and while the First Lady hasn’t met him, the President feels like she’s gotten to know him too.”
President Donald Trump first met the North Korean leader in June 2018 in Singapore. At that time, President Trump has said that even though his First Lady desired to accompany him, she was under doctor’s supervision not to fly as of medical procedure she went through the last month.
“Can’t fly for one month, the doctors say,” the US President said, “She had a big operation. That was close to a four-hour operation.”
Earlier, President Trump and Kim Jong-Un held their second meeting in Hanoi. Mrs. Trump was not present during the meeting, which was abruptly cut short amid variance on trade-offs between the United States offering relief from sanctions and North Korean steps to destroy its nuclear weapons program.
In June, both the top leaders met for the third time at the demilitarized area between South Korea and North Korea. While President Trump’s son-in-law and daughter, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, has accompanied him on the visit and briefly crossed into the nation, but Mrs. Trump wasn’t present.