President Donald Trump told a roaring crowd he and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are ‘in love’.
Addressing a packed out arena in West Virginia on Saturday night, he said the North Korean leader had written him ‘beautiful letters’ while they negotiated the country’s nuclear disarmament.
‘I was being really tough and so was he. We went back and forth, then we fell in love,’ he said.
‘He wrote me beautiful letters. And they are great letters. We fell in love.’
It’s the second time this week the US President has gone out of his way to praise the leader he referred to as ‘rocket man’ on a ‘suicide mission’ little more than a year ago.
Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump praised Jong-un for his ‘courage’ in beginning to disarm, and boasted of his success in negotiating a deal between the two countries.
Though the speech was relatively positive, the US leader did end by saying he would not be reducing sanctions placed on the country until it was completely denuclearized.
‘The missiles and rockets are no longer flying in every direction, nuclear testing has stopped, some military facilities are already being dismantled,’ Trump said.
‘I would like to thank Chairman Kim for his courage and for the steps he has taken, though much work remains to be done.’
‘The sanctions will stay in place until denuclearization occurs.’