"I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un", Trump said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.
"I have relationships with people".
It remains unclear whether these disclosures by people close to the internal deliberations were simply psychological warfare aimed at sowing strategy-changing fear within the North Korean leadership or reflected Trump's serious intent.However, the administration's debate on whether to put greater emphasis on strike plans has slowed because of the North-South contacts and February's Winter Olympics to be hosted by South Korea. "I'm not saying I have or I haven't". "I just don't want to comment".
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In the past, he has called talks with the North a waste of time. Trump said on Twitter on Tuesday. "Then all of a sudden somebody's my best friend". I could give you 20 examples. You give me 30. "I'm a very flexible person", Trump added.
The president acknowledged that Pyongyang, which is now in talks with Seoul, may be trying to drive a wedge between Washington and the South.
The two Koreas said they agreed that Pyongyang will send a "high-level delegation, representatives of National Olympic Committee, athletes, cheering and performing art squads, a taekwondo demonstration team, and reporters" to the upcoming games - which take place in February and early March. "Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!" "Finally they told us: 'We are diplomats, not military guys". "They have an election coming up fairly shortly. Guess what? Mexico's paying". "I understand that makes it a little bit hard for them".
Trump also said that "Fire and Fury", demonstrated the need for tougher libel laws.