Now, when questioned about the human rights abuses in North Korea, the President has defended ‘tough guy’ Kim.
However, Trump dismissed the concerns, praising Kim as a ‘tough guy’.
He said: ‘Hey, when you take over a country, tough country, with tough people, and you take it over from your father, I don’t care who you are, what you are, how much of an advantage you have – if you can do that at 27 years old, that’s one in 10,000 could do that…
‘So he’s a very smart guy, he’s a great negotiator and I think we understand each other.’
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When pressed on the fact that Kim had done some ‘really bad things’, Trump responded: ‘Yeah, but so have a lot of other people done some really bad things.
‘I could go through a lot of nations where a lot of bad things were done.’
The UN has previously accused the North Korean regime of ‘systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations’.
Their inquiry added: ‘These are not mere excesses of the state; they are essential components of a political system that has moved far from the ideals on which it claims to be founded.
‘The gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a state that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world.’
Trump said the world is ‘safer’ following the summit with Kim.
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He tweeted: ‘Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office.
‘There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!’