POLITICS
30/09/2018 9:56 AM IST | Updated 01/10/2018 6:50 PM IST

Trump Personally Sent Kim Jong Un An 'Excellent' Letter, North Korean Media Reports

President Trump and the North Korean dictator continue to offer each other praise months after nuclear program talks between the two leaders failed.

What a difference a year makes.

President Donald Trump told supporters at a rally in Wheeling, West Virginia, on Saturday that he and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un have fallen in love. 

Yes, really. The former foes, who once hurled such insults as “Rocketman” and “Dotard” at each other, are now good buddies, according to Trump.  

“I like him, he likes me. I guess that’s okay. Am I allowed to say that?” the president said.

Referring to the pair’s highly choreographed summit in Singapore earlier this year, Trump said that both were “tough” and spent time going “back and forth.”

“And then we fell in love, okay” he said. “No really. He wrote me beautiful letters, and they’re great letters. We fell in love.”

Trump has insisted the due to his relationship with Kim, North Korea has been moving toward denuclearization.

But before Trump’s Saturday remarks, North Korea’s foreign minister said that there was “no way we will denuclearize” without concessions being made by the U.S. that the diplomat said have not been forthcoming.

And Reuters reported that earlier last week, three senior U.S. officials said that no discernible progress had been made toward serious talks on eliminating Kim’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.