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What Donald Trump said to Kim Jon Un

Read the White House transcript of the dialogue between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jon Un, as Trump became the first sitting president to step over the DMZ into North Korea on Sunday. “Ok, let’s do it,” he can be heard saying in the video posted by the White House on Twitter:

3:57 P.M. KST

CHAIRMAN KIM:  (In progress.)  (As interpreted.)  It’s always special and I want to thank you (inaudible) for having me.

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  I want to thank you.  Because (inaudible.)  It was great.  Look, I mean, the world is watching, and it’s very important for the world.

CHAIRMAN KIM:  (As interpreted.)  And also, the place of our meeting is special.  That is why it rose the occasion of so many people.

Some people think as if this meeting was prearranged through the letters you have sent me.  But myself was surprised yesterday morning when you expressed a willingness to meet with me here, and also when we got the official confirmation late yesterday afternoon.

And also, (inaudible) to meet with you again.  And this place of our meeting is a symbol of the separation between the North and South, and also a reminder of unfortunate past.  And as the two countries, we share a long unfortunate past, meeting at such place shows that we are willing to put an end to the unfortunate past and also open a new future and provide positive opportunities in the future.

If it was not for our excellent relation between the two of us, it would not have been possible to have this kind of opportunity.  So I would like to use this strong relation to create more good news, which nobody expects (inaudible), and also to propel the good relations between our countries (inaudible).

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Well, I want to thank you, Chairman.  You hear the power of that voice.  Nobody has heard that voice before.  He doesn’t do news conferences, in case you haven’t heard.  And this was a special moment.  This is, I think, really — as President Moon said, this is a historic moment, the fact that we’re meeting.

And I want to thank Chairman Kim for something else.  When I put out the social media notification, if he didn’t show up, the press was going to make me look very bad.  So you made us both look good, and I appreciate it.

But we’ve developed a great relationship.  I really think that, if you go back two and half years, and you look at what was going on prior to my becoming President, it was a very, very bad situation — a very dangerous situation for South Korea, for North Korea, for the world.

And I think the relationship that we’ve developed has meant so much to so many people.  And it’s just an honor to be with you, and it was an honor that you asked me to step over that line.  And I was proud to step over the line.  I thought you might do that; I wasn’t sure.  But I was ready to do it.  And I want to thank you.  It’s been great.  It’s been great.

A very historic meeting.  We were just saying — one of the folks from the media was saying this could to be a very historic moment, and I guess that’s what it is.  But I enjoyed being with you, and thank you very much.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • Watched FOX News this morning. The Dem-Socialist are falling all over themselves to see who can bash the President for this very historic visit! Actually that is good for us, the conservatives and the independents out there. Just more reasons Pres Trump will be re-elected. Question is, will those RINO’s in the House and Senate get the boot and replaced by conservatives that will actually get things done? God, I hope so!

  • It has been truly fascinating to slowly watch the Democrat party turn from “the party of peace” into “the party of war”

    Nobody that I know wants more wars.

    The only ones who seem to want wars are big media and the dinosaur neocons, all on behalf of the military-industrial complex.

    Imagine being the one who wants war 24/7/365. What kind of soul do you have to desire that? Oh wait, they don’t have a soul!

    • Well its clear trump got on his knees for both kim jong un and putin why would anyone expect anything different, just like Dunleavy does for the Koch brothers and their stooge, arduin, they are the puppet master and Dunleavy is the puppet. And a stupid one at that, he will also be a one-termer. Both the republicans and democrats are GARBAGE.

      • Just keep repeating that over and over and it will become true!
        It’s the magic of liberalism!

      • Can you point to any existing sanctions that have been revoked on either the Niorks or Russkies? Have we given either, say, pallets of cash or anything lately? If not, how has he “gotten on his knees?”

        Is your claim that the status quo was “working” with North Korea?

        Grow up and get over your Trump Derangement Syndrome. I didn’t vote for the guy, and his style often makes me cringe, but you people are hating a strawman who exists only in the free space you rent him in your tiny brains.

  • LOVE THIS PRESIDENT! He just keeps shoving his stuff in front of the Democrats and mainstream press. Let’s have a big bowl of kimchee and celebrate.

  • Trump said to him…”Mr. Kim, do you know anything about tabulating ballots from afar? I may a small favor to ask of you?”

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