President Donald Trump on Sunday openly entertained the possibility that he could become friends with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, even as he admitted it would be a strange thing if it were to happen.
“I think anything is a possibility,” Trump said Sunday during a joint press conference with the president of Vietnam. “Strange things happen in life, that might be a strange thing to happen, but it’s certainly a possibility.”
The president’s comment came in response to a reporter’s question about a tweet he sent earlier in the day in which he first expressed hope that “someday” he could be friends with Kim, while also offering a back-handed insult to the dictator by saying he would never call him “short and fat.”
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me “old,” when I would NEVER call him “short and fat?” Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!
The president went on to say that “if that did happen, it would be a good thing” for North Korea and the world.