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Chris Wallace Confronts Pompeo Over Trump Falling ‘In Love’ with Kim Jong Un: Why’d He Say That?

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace put Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the spot by asking him why Trump insists on claiming that he’s fallen “in love” with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

On this week’s edition of Fox News Sunday, Wallace asked Pompeo about Trump’s past insistence that North Korea is no longer a threat, and about his warm public commentary regarding Kim.

“There is criticism that President Trump is unrealistic about his relationship, and the threat coming from North Korea,” Wallace said.

“I want to make a couple of points about this,” he continued. “After Singapore the president tweeted this: ‘There is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea.’ And he talks repeatedly about the strength of his relationship with Kim.”

He then played a clip of Trump gushing that he and Kim “go back and forth and then we fell in love. Okay? No really, he wrote me beautiful letters, and they’re great letters. We fell in love.”

“Why does the president say that?” Wallace asked Pompeo.

“Relationships matter, Chris,” Pompeo replied. “They affect everything in our lives, whether it’s grand strategy in denuclearization or simpler things. Relationships absolutely matter, it’s important that the true leaders are able to effectively communicate. I have observed this over the past weeks and months, I watch them exchange messages, I watched our team understand the messages that
the two leaders are providing.”

Pompeo did not explain why public professions of having fallen “in love” with a foreign dictator are beneficial to the United States’ interests, nor did he explain Trump’s past insistence that North Korea os no longer a nuclear threat.

Watch the clip above, via Fox.

[Image via screengrab]

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