Mike Pompeo: Giuliani ‘Doesn’t Speak’ for The Trump Administration on North Korea
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brushed off Rudy Giuliani‘s recent remarks in Israel, claiming he has no role as a spokesperson for the Donald Trump administration when it comes to North Korea.
“I know Rudy,” Pompeo said during a Thursday press briefing, speaking about the Trump’s personal attorney. “Rudy doesn’t speak for the administration when it comes to this negotiation and this set of issues.”
Pompeo’s comments were given in response to a question on Giuliani’s discussion of the upcoming meeting between the U.S. and North Korea in Singapore, when the attorney said dictator Kim Jong Un had been “begging [Trump] on hands and knees” to put the long-awaited summit back on the books after the president pulled out.
Giuliani made the remarks Wednesday during a Globes conference held in Tel Aviv.
“They [North Korea] also said they were going to go to nuclear war with us, they were going to defeat us in a nuclear war,” Giuliani said at the event. “We said we’re not going to have a summit under those circumstances.”
Once the US-North Korea summit was initially called off, Giuliani claimed Kim pleaded with Trump so that talks could resume.
“Well, Kim Jong Un got back on his hands and knees and begged for it, which is exactly the position you want to put him in,” Giuliani said.
The now back on summit is set to occur on at 9 a.m. on June 12 local time, which is 9 p.m. on June 11 EST.
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