Trump wanted to drop Kim Jong Un at home – with Airforce One
In February 2019, US President Trump and North Korea’s ruler Kim met in Vietnam to talk about disarmament. But the meeting ended surprisingly quickly – too quickly for Trump.
Accordingly, Trump offered Kim to fly him home in his Air Force One presidential plane. “Trump knew that Kim had a multi-day train ride through China ahead of him,” quoted the BBC as quoting Trump’s Asia advisor, Matthew Pottinger. “So he said to Kim, ‘I can get you home in two hours if you want.’ But Kim refused. ”
At their first meeting in Singapore in June 2018, Trump surprised his advisors with a spontaneous offer to Kim. This had demanded that the US Army stop their joint exercises with the South Korean military.
The exercises are expensive, you don’t need them anyway and if it makes Kim happy: “I could hardly believe it,” says John Bolton.
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