Pompeo on Fox News Sunday: Kim Jong Un Follows Western Press, Will ‘Probably Watch This Show at Some Point’


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un and spoke with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday today about those conversations.

Wallace first brought up President Trump‘s recent positive remarks about Kim Jong Un for releasing the three hostages, pressing Pompeo on the serious issue of human rights

Pompeo said the administration is “always concerned about human rights” and that “there’s more work to do.”

Wallace proceeded to ask him a question that pretty much everyone wants to know: what is Kim Jong Un actually Like in person?

“With the possible exception of Dennis Rodman,” Wallace said, “you have spent more time with him than any other Westerner.”

He asked Pompeo for insight into the North Korean leader’s state of mind and his awareness of what Trump has said about him. This is how Pompeo responded:

“I did get to spent a great deal of time with Chairman Kim. The conversations are professional. He knows his brief, he knows what he is trying to achieve for the North Korean people, he’s able to deal with complexity when the conversation requires it. He does follow the Western press, he’ll probably watch this show at some point. He is paying attention to things that the world is saying. He too is preparing for June 12th. He and his team will be working with them to put our two leaders in a position where it’s just possible we might pull off an historic undertaking.”

Watch above, via Fox.

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