'I do trust him:' Trump says of Kim Jong Un

"Now, will I come back to you in a year ... and I'll say, gee, I made a mistake? That's always possible," President Donald Trump told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.
3:56 | 06/12/18

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How do you trust. Is he willing to change do you boom includes well you know all over my lifetime I've. Done a lot of deals with a lot of people and sometimes the people that you. Most distrust turned out to be the most honorable ones and the people that you do trust and they are not the honorable ones so. We are starting from a very high plane was starting from a very good relationship this has been a very big day in terms of the world I think it's been. Maybe I lot of people are saying it was restoring historic. Even my enemies are calling it historic and you know the fact is that we've done something that's very unique nobody's. Met with the family nobody at a high level no principle that no president has certainly. And we've done some things that we're very proud of it's a very strong document his father. Made agreements with the United States. And then. Things confusing the Robinson actually. Didn't keep the commandments and he talks about that he said that you know there are reasons he didn't because he was let down by the United States but that's irrelevant. What he's doing and and he very much said that he said you know over the years. First we'll they've never gone this far you know that netted the level like this and his father never dealt with the president and a lot of other things. But he said he gets very much in his mind he said. We all going to get this done. In the past we've tried but it never worked out and it never did work GAAP and it was embarrassing actually to the United States and to our leadership. This is different I believe you'll find in. The years to come George I think unified district howling you know he's keeping his word he's committed to. So we're going to be following things we're going to be monitoring things would dealing with him very going to constant basis. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo did a very wreckage great energy and they have a great relationship his counterpart they have a really good relationship. They're moving along than getting it done I mean I've been up 24 hours now strait between phone calls and you know working at this is a very look this is. 72 years we're talking about and we put it into one very intensive day and some meetings before. And but a lot of people look at Kim Jung and say there's no way he's ever giving up its nuclear weapons that's why he survives that's why he was in this room today. Well I think we have to disagree otherwise I wouldn't be here or whatever respectfully. You know would have. Shaken his hand I would've said listen I see is some time but I would have had any interest this is very important it's in the first paragraph finishes complete. Total deepen polarization. Without that I wouldn't have been interested. I believe that he wants to get it done you trust him. I do trust him yeah now. Will I come back to you and a year and you'll be interviewing I'll say she had made a mistake that's always possible particularly guilty at a very high level. Lot of things can change a lot of things are possible. He trusts me I believe I really do have and he said Paul Otellini said it to a couple of reporters that we're with them. That he knows that no other president ever could've done this mean no other prey he knows the presidency knows who we had in front of me. He said no the president could have done this I think he trusts me and I trust him Ronald Reagan said trust but verify. Yeah how do you verify this but we're going to be verifying and we're going to be working with them and it's gonna be much more open than it is right now. Now right now it's obviously very close it's a closed society we know very little about you know. If US. Intelligence and we'll tell you probably they know less about this area of the world and they do any place anywhere in the world. We're going to be working very closely with the we've developed great relationships at different levels. Mike Pompeo is that really very good strong relationships and others have also. Today we introduce them to John involvement which was a very interesting thing and he says hi the end of condemning his lines let's removing him by the end of that conversation it was good I think they have the trust.

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