Trump Makes 'Very Interesting' Offer to Kim Jong Un

President suggests DMZ meet and greet, also weighs in on Jimmy Carter, Harris-Biden tiff
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2019 6:00 AM CDT
Trump From Japan: An Offer for Kim Jong Un, a Slam for 'Terrible' Carter
President Trump speaks during a news conference following the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on Saturday.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Trump is set to fly back to the US Sunday after attending the G20 summit in Japan, but he's got one more thing on his list he'd like to do before he leaves: have a meet and greet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone. Reuters reports that the president first extended the invite to Kim in a Thursday tweet: "While there, if Chairman Kim of North Korea sees this, I would meet him at the Border/DMZ just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!" It's unclear if such a meeting, which would be Trump and Kim's third get-together in just over a year, is actually taking place, with a North Korean foreign ministry official calling it a "very interesting" idea, per the AP. Meanwhile, at a Saturday news conference after the summit, Trump also responded to Jimmy Carter's comments Friday that suggested Trump was an "illegitimate" president who'd been put into office due to Russian interference.

Trump called Carter a "nice man" but a "terrible president," claiming that Carter was also the "forgotten president" who'd been "trashed" by his own party, Fox News reports. "He's a Democrat and it's a typical talking point," Trump added. Finally, Trump also offered his take on the Kamala Harris-Joe Biden fracas from the Democratic debate Thursday night. Biden "didn't do well, certainly," Trump said, per the Washington Post and NBC News, regarding how Biden handled Harris' criticism about his history on race and busing, but "he was hit harder than he should have been hit." Trump added on Harris: "She's been given too much credit for what she did. It wasn't that outstanding." Trump also added he had his own "very surprising" policy on busing that would be coming in a few weeks or months, though he didn't elaborate. (More President Trump stories.)

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