President Donald Trump told the Washington Post editor Bob Woodward that the North Korean tyrant Kim Jong Un considered former President Barack Obama “an a- -hole”.
Trump made the claim during a series of interviews for Woodward’s upcoming book, excerpts of which were published Wednesday by the broadsheet.
With no surprise, Kim vividly expressed his fondness of Trump in letters between the two leaders, which Trump has described as “love letters, really,” independently obtained by Woodward.
Kim wrote in one letter of “that moment of history when I firmly held Your Excellency’s hand at the beautiful and sacred location as the whole world watched with great interest and hope to relive the honor of that day.”
Trump went on to tell Woodward, “He never smiled before. I’m the only one he smiles with.”
The secret, the former real-estate mogul said, was that he approached Kim like a potential customer during three face-to-face meetings in a push towards nuclear disarmament in the Hermit Kingdom.
“It’s really like, you know, somebody that’s in love with a house and they just can’t sell it,” Trump told Woodward.
Trump also slammed critics who said that the sitdowns only served to give the iron-fisted dictator the legitimacy he so craves.
“I met. Big f–king deal,” Trump told Woodward. “It takes me two days. I met. I gave up nothing.”