Palm Beach: US President Donald Trump on Sunday disputed a newspaper`s account of an interview with him last week in which he was quoted as saying he probably has a very good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump said in tweets that in the Wall Street Journal interview on Thursday, he said “I`d probably” have a good relationship with Kim, using a conditional tense.
The White House released a portion of the audio from the interview that it said showed Trump said “I`d.” The Wall Street Journal released its own audio that it said backed up its version of the events.
The Trump comment was key because it suggested he feels he has a good relationship with Kim, who has resisted global pressure to stand down from a series of nuclear and ballistic missile tests.
Trump has derided the North Korean leader as a “maniac” and referred to him as “little rocket man.” Kim has responded by calling the U.S. president a “mentally deranged US dotard.”
Kim has warned the…