In his press conference Saturday, Trump compared what he described as a lack of action on the part of past USA leaders on North Korea with the "bad" trade deals they made with key allies, including Canada and France.
Ahead of a planned summit Tuesday in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korean autocrat Kim Jong Un, there has been talk of complete denuclearization, North Korea has shut down (for now) its nuclear test site, and senior US and North Korean officials have shuttled between Pyongyang and Washington for meetings with Kim and Trump. "Just my touch. My feel".
Trump further noted that his upcoming meeting with Kim Jong-un in Singapore as a "mission of peace".
US defence and intelligence officials have assessed the North to be on the threshold of having the capability to strike anywhere in the continental USA with a nuclear-tipped missile - a capacity that Trump and other US officials have said they would not tolerate.
In two days, Donald Trump will grant North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un a long-held wish: an audience with an American president.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the first days after the summit date was set, spoke of USA private investment in North Korea, should Kim agree to denuclearization. "I think we can presume that North Korea made more demands to Singapore than the United States did in terms of security". And we appreciate everything that's going on.
He added: "I know that Kim Jong-un will work very hard to do something that has rarely been done before.Create peace and great prosperity for his land". I think the G8 would be better, I think having Russian Federation back in would be a positive thing. "I think that he's going to surprise on the upside, very much on the upside".
The young leader has been swept to centre stage by two new props: his unprecedented nuclear capability and an unconventional United States president. Kim Jong Un "will never accept a process of discarding nuclear weapons that would lead to the collapse of his absolute rule over North Korea".
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Tuesday will mark the first time a sitting US president and a North Korean leader meet, though it's unclear what a nuclear deal with the isolated country will look like.
"He could take that nation with those great people and truly make it great. And I think we should make that clear".
Trump expressed hope that the summit would be good for world peace but also for the dictatorship.
Rodman is one of a handful of Westerners to have visited reclusive North Korea and met with Kim, and he most recently traveled there a year ago as a private citizen.
Kim's chief of staff was spotted in Beijing last week after wrapping up talks with USA officials in Singapore which had included security discussions.
Kristof says that a diplomat once told him, "the job of leaders at a summit is to pull rabbits out of hats, and the job of the Sherpas preparing for the summit is to stuff the hats with the rabbits - and there isn't really time for that".
While 2018 started off positively the summit was placed in doubt following fiery exchanges between Mr Trump and North Korea. Kim's detailed command of the issues central to his country's nuclear conflict has impressed USA officials who have interacted with him since Trump's diplomacy with the North began.