Trump On Kim Jong Un Summit: "I Do Trust Him"


President Trump is interviewed by ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos shortly after the historic summit with North Korea in Singapore concluded. Trump said he believes North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un "Wants to do the right thing" and that a framework to "denuclearize" was put in place.

"He really wants to do something I think terrific for their country," Trump said.

TRUMP: I do trust him, yeah. Maybe in a year you'll be interviewing and I'll say I made a mistake. It's possible. We’re dealing at a high level, a lot of things can change a lot of things are possible.

George, I'm given what I'm given. This is what we have, this is where we are, and I can only tell you from my experience, and I’ve met him, I've spoken with him. I’ve met him. And this is, this has started early and it's been very intense. I think that he really wants to do a great job for North Korea. I think he wants to de-nuke, without that, there's nothing to discuss. It was on the table from the beginning, and you see a total denuclearization of North Korea – so important.

"We have the framework for getting ready to denuclearize," Trump said of the nation's nuclear program. "He's de-nuking the whole place. I think he's going to start now."

While the president said the U.S. will not "play the war games" with South Korea he said the topic of pulling U.S. troops out of South Korea was not discussed.

"We didn't discuss that, no. We're not going to play the war games... I thought they were very provocative. I also they're also very expensive," Trump told Stephanopoulos.

"Over my lifetime I've done a lot of deals with a lot of people and sometimes the people you most distrust turn out to be the most honorable ones and the people that you do trust turn out to be not the honorable ones," Trump said.

"I believe he wants to get it done," he added.

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