Trump Says It’d Take Him a Minute to Figure Out Kim Jong Un: I’ll Use ‘My Touch, My Feel’
President Donald Trump gave an impromptu presser from the G-7 on Saturday ahead of his highly anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and gave some insights into how he’s approaching the talks.
One reporter asked Trump what outcome he expects from the initial summit, slated for Singapore on Tuesday.
“I think the minimum would be relationship, you would start the dialogue,” Trump said. “As a deal person I’ve done very well with deals.”
He added that he wants to accomplish more than that, “but I think that will take a little bit of time.”
Next up, another reporter asked how long it would take Trump to suss out if Kim was serious about the talks.
“I think within the first minute I’ll know,” Trump said defiantly.
“How?!” the reporter asked.
I just – my touch, my feel. That’s what I do. How long will it take to figure out whether or not they’re serious, I said maybe in the first minute. You know how they say that you know if you’re going to like somebody in the first five seconds, you ever hear that one? Well, I think that very quickly I’ll know whether or not something good is going to happen. I also think I’ll know whether or not it will happen fast. It may not, but I think I’ll know whether or not something positive will happened.
Next reporter up. This one asked if just by giving Kim a meeting he’s getting a win, and Trump lashed out by saying “only the fake news says that.”
“Everyone said — you know, the haters — they say oh, you’re giving him a meeting. Give me a break, okay,” Trump said.
Watch above, via CNN.
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