The Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would consider talking to North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un. The reason is to put a hold on the ongoing nuclear-weapons program. On Tuesday, Trump told Reuters in an interview that “I would speak to him, I would have no problem speaking to him.” He added: “At the same time I would put lot of pressure on China because economically we have tremendous power over China.”
Sen. Jeff Sessions, chairman of Trump’s national security advisers, acknowledges Trump as the suitable person to have direct talks with the supreme leader, backing it with the businessman’s experience.
Jake Sullivan, Democratic Hillary Clinton’s adviser, responded to the remarks saying “Donald Trump insult the lead of our closest ally, then turns around and says he’d love to talk to Kim Jong Un?” He was referring to earlier this week where Trump mentioned that he is not going to be in a good relationship with British Prime Minister David Cameron. This was due to Trump urging a ban on U.K. Muslims from coming to the U.S.
Talks between the United States and North Korea subsided after the communist nation withdraw from international aid-for-disarmament negotiations in 2008. President Obama has not met the supreme leader instead he has met with Cuban President Raul Castro and contacted Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani.
Trump will also renegotiate the Paris climate accord and plans to remove the Dodd-Frank financial regulations.