Sarah Sanders: Trump Reversed on North Korea Because He ‘Likes Chairman Kim,’ Thinks Sanctions Not ‘Necessary’

President Donald Trump made a surprising announcement appearing to reverse additional sanctions on North Korea imposed by the Treasury Department.

Trump’s statement set off what one reporter described as “mass confusion”, but White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has issued a statement explaining what’s going on.

“President Trump likes Chairman Kim and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary,” she said.

The statement has not exactly helped much:

UPDATE –– 6:47 pm ET: Hours after Sanders’ unclear statement, per the Washington Post, sources are now saying Trump was reversing “a future round of unannounced large scale sanctions expected for next week”:

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