Transcript for Donald Trump one-on-one with George Stephanopoulos
We wat as the president sai of Kim Jong-un he wants to do this as much or more than the president himself. The world must reconcile the M who has agreed to denucarize with the brutal dil dictator who killed his broer and uncle. After unleashing more msile tests than his father and grandfather combined. Can the president trust Kim Jong-un. That's what George stephanoulos asked him when he sat down with the president after they signed the historic agreement. Swe saw youign the agreement right in this room. You Al said you veloped a special bond with Kim. Describe that bond. Well, it's been a very intense day, and as you know, we discussed thingsver the last few months. You did? You've sken with him before? Yeah, iave spoken, yes, have spoken to him. I have spoken to a lot his people, and so we've develop a pretty good relationship in terms of getting somethingone. Itot done. I think it's terrific document. It's a starter, but it's a terrific document. What other kinds of security guartees did you offer, did you put on the table? Well, given him, I don't wanna Ta about it specifically, but we've given him --going to be happy. His country does love him. His people, you see the fervor. They have a great fervor. You say his people love him. Just a few months ago you accused him of starving people. And listen, here's the rub. Kim is a brutal dict he runs a police state, forced station, labor camps. He's assassinated members of H own Faly. How do you trust a kler like that? George, I'm givenhat I'm given, oka I mean, this is what we have, and this is where we are, and I can only tell you from my experience, and I met him,'ve spoken with him, and I've met him. And this was, as you started very early and it's been very intense. I think that he really wan to do areat job for North Korea. I think he wants to denuke. It's very impoant. Without that, there's nothing to diuss. We're starting from scratch. E starting rig now, and we have to get rid of those nuclear weapons. How do you trust him, though? Is he will to change? Do you belies changed? Well, you know, over my lifetime I've done a lot of deals with a lot of people, and sometimes the people that you most distrust turn out to be the Mo honorable ones, andhe pele that you do trust they are not the honorable ones, so we are starting from a very high plain. We're starting from a very good relationship. This has been a very big day in terms world. I think it's been, maybe I -- a lot of people have been saying it's historic. We're all calling it historic. Yeaven my enemies are calling it historic. But a lot of people look at Kim Jong-un and say there is no way he is ever giving up those nuclear weapons, that's why he survivesthat's why he this room today. Well, I think we have to disagree. Otherwise I wouldn't be here or I would have respectfully, you kni would have shaken his hand. I would have sd, listen, I'll see you sometime, but I wodn't have had any interest. No, this was very important, it's in the first paragraph and it says cote total denuclearizations. You trust him? I do trust him, yeah. Now, will I come back to you in a ar and you'll be reviewing and I'll say, gee made a mistake? That's always possible you know, we're dealing at a very high level, a lot of things can change, a lot of thingare possible. He trusts me, I believe, I really do. He said no other presideould haveone this. I think he trust me, and I trust M. George Stephanopoulos with the president. Georgesking the presint how will they verify that Kim is getting rid of hisnukes. Th president telling George th'll be working vy closely with the north on that the president saying they will allo inspectors in Americans included.
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