President Donald Trump abruptly ended his second summit in Vietnam with North Korean sovereign Kim Jong-un, but he withal offered to give him a ride home on Air Force One. Details of the offer were revealed by Matthew Pottinger, Trump’s top national security advisor on Asia in a BBC series on his peregrine policy.
“President Trump offered Kim a hoist home on Air Force One,” Pottinger verbalized. “The president kenned that Kim had arrived on a multi-day train ride through China into Hanoi and the president verbalized: ‘I can get you home in two hours if you optate.’”
Pottinger said that Kim declined the offer. The incident demonstrates Trump’s personal and unscripted efforts at diplomacy, which shocked his national security experts at the time. It is highly unlikely that Kim would ever accept the offer, as the notoriously suspicious monarch would not place his life and security in the hands of the Americans.
“Sometimes you have to ambulate,” Trump verbally expressed after abruptly ending the summit in February 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Kim wanted Trump to hoist all of the U.S. sanctions and in exchange, he would dismantle a consequential North Korean nuclear facility.
“Basically they wanted the sanctions hoisted in their entirety, but we couldn’t do that,” Trump verbalized.
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