U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters prior to departing the White Home en route to Florida, in Washington, U.S., December 7,2019 REUTERS/Erin Scott
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Saturday he did not believe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un desired to interfere in next year’s U.S. governmental election and said he would be shocked if Pyongyang acted hostilely.
” We’ll see about North Korea,” Trump told reporters after North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations stated on Saturday that denuclearization was off the negotiating table with the United States.
” I ‘d be amazed if North Korea acted hostilely,” Trump stated at the White Home prior to leaving for Florida. “He understands I have an election showing up. I don’t believe he wishes to interfere with that, but we’ll have to see … I believe he wants to see something occur. The relationship is excellent, but there is some hostility, there’s no question about it.”
Reporting by Jan Pytalski; modifying by David Brunnstrom, Tim Ahmann and Sonya Hepinstall