Last week, US president Donald Trump shocked the world by accepting an invitation to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kim reportedly sent a delegation from South Korea to the White House last week to set up possible peace talks, and send the message that he was willing to make concessions to his nuclear programs in order to de-escalate tensions between the two governments.
“North Korea has not conducted a Missile Test since November 28, 2017, and has promised not to do so through our meetings. I believe they will honor that commitment!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Trump also Tweeted about how he had support from the leaders of Japan and China.
Spoke to Prime Minister Abe of Japan, who is very enthusiastic about talks with North Korea. Also discussing opening up Japan to much better trade with the U.S. Currently have a massive $100 Billion Trade Deficit. Not fair or sustainable. It will all work out!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 10, 2018
During a recent rally in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, Trump told the crowd that the meeting could result in “the greatest deal for the world” or on the other hand he could “leave fast” if things don’t turn out his way.
“Who knows what’s going to happen? I may leave fast or we may sit down and make the greatest deal for the world,” Trump said.
Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star who was also a contestant on Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice has voiced his support for the potential deal, as he has been somewhat of an unofficial diplomat between the United States and North Korea since developing a strange friendship with Kim Jong Un.
Through his spokesman, Christopher Volo, Rodman told the press that he has wanted peace between these two countries since he first visited North Korea.
“We believe talks with Regime will do great things for both nations. Dennis believes President Trump is the perfect leader to help us with the DPRK conflict we would both love to go back to the DPRK and help in any way possible,” Volo said.
Volo also said that the North Korean leader expressed respect for Donald Trump in his last meeting with Rodman, prior to Trump becoming president.
Rodman made a visit to North Korea last year, and the trip was sponsored by the cannabis-themed cryptocurrency Potcoin.
“He has the unique, amazing relationship between both President Trump and Marshall Kim Jong Un. He is the only man to have a relationship and be friends with both people,” a Potcoin rep said in a promotional video with Rodman.
After his last trip to North Korea, Rodman told The Guardian, “I’ve been trying to tell Donald since day one: ‘Come talk to me, man. I’ll tell you what the Marshal wants more than anything.”
The talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are expected to begin in May.
Image: (Rodong Sinmun/Korea News Service via AP)
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