Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Donald Trump offered to ride home in Air Force One, Kim Jong Un refused


ILLUSTRATION. US President Donald Trump’s meeting with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un was one of the most exciting moments of his presidency. REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque

Source: BBC | Editor: Barratut Taqiyyah Rafie

KONTAN.CO.ID – NEW YORK. US President Donald Trump’s meeting with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un was one of the most exciting moments of his presidency.

In the third and final episode of the series BBC new Trump Takes On the World, directed by Tim Stirzaker, BBC find new details about how this encounter took place, and talk to those who were in the room when the two men met.

What they saw was very shocking. One of them, when Trump offered a ride home to the North Korean dictator with Air Force One.

Trump’s second summit with Kim Jong-un, in Hanoi, Vietnam, didn’t go according to plan. When negotiations over the North Korean nuclear program failed, Trump suddenly left, telling the press: “Sometimes you just have to walk.”

Also Read: China invites the US to repair damaged bilateral relations

But before he left, the current US president made an amazing offer to Kim.

Matthew Pottinger, the leading Asia expert on Trump’s National Security Council told: BBC: “President Trump offered Kim a ride home in Air Force One. The president knew that Kim had arrived on a multi-day train journey through China to Hanoi and the president said: ‘I can take you home in two hours if you want.’ Kim refused. ”

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