Talks between North Korea and the United States have been dead in the water since Trump's second spectacularly-failed summit with Kim Jong-un, but Kim is making an effort to string Trump along a little further.
Speaking to reporters outside the White House yesterday, Trump said he received another love letter from Kim Jong-un; a letter that was "very warm."
Trump hailed what he called a “beautiful” letter he received from Kim. “I think that something will happen that’s going to be very positive,” he said, while giving no details.
Trump, who has described previous correspondence from Kim as “beautiful letters,” said the most recent one was a “very warm, very nice letter.” He repeated that he believes North Korea has “tremendous potential.”
It may or may not be related, but Trump also responded to a report from the Wall Street Journal that Kim Jong-un's half brother, Kim Jong Nam, was actually an informant for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
The CIA has not commented publicly on the Wall Street Journal report, but Trump did and he said he would never allow the CIA to recruit human intelligence assets in the Kim regime.
“I saw the information about the CIA, with respect to his brother, or half-brother. And I would tell [Kim] that would not happen under my auspices, that’s for sure. I wouldn’t let that happen under my auspices,” Trump said.
Kim Jong Nam was assassinated with a nerve agent in 2017 and Trump couldn't possibly care less than he was spying for the United States.