North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump walk with the documents they just signed at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Singapore. (Pool Photo by Anthony Wallace via AP)
Unless you’ve been living under a rock – or in North Korea – you’ve been hearing all about the historic meeting between President Trump and Rocketman…otherwise known as Kim Jong Un. Apparently the meeting was fruitful, with Un agreeing to denuclearization and Trump sending signals he is willing to legitimize the despot at some point by inviting him to America.
There are still a lot of “ifs” and “buts” and some “whens”. The Trump administration has been clear that this is only the beginning of talks and there are many conditions that must be met before the talks can be deemed successful. When asked about if he felt the North Koreans could be trusted Trump indicated that he did feel Un would meet the conditions and he wouldn’t have gone ahead with the talks if he thought otherwise.
Then, in typical Trump fashion the President went on to say he could be wrong about the whole thing but if he was, he probably wouldn’t really admit it anyway. He’d find some excuse.
After eight years of President Obama talking in circles and never really saying anything, at the very least it is amusing to have a President who isn’t afraid to admit that he’d be afraid to admit he was wrong.
Here’s the clip and below you can find the entire hour-long press conference.
Trump says he trusts Kim Jong Un. And if he's wrong? "I may be wrong, I mean I may stand before you in six months and say, 'Hey I was wrong,'" said Trump, before adding, "I don't know that I'll ever admit that, but I'll find some kind of an excuse." https://t.co/fk4Fpko8qC pic.twitter.com/FKFfSVE7VE
— CNN (@CNN) June 12, 2018