Trump asked why 'pretty Korean lady' analyst wasn't negotiating with North Korea

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"I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un", Mr Trump told The Wall Street Journal.

Despite his previous, inflammatory rhetoric, Mr Trump's comments seem to suggest a newfound willingness to engage with the North Korean leader - something he has previously chided Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for suggesting.

It's unclear if President Trump said "I probably have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un" or "I'd probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un". I don't doubt that Trump meant to say "I'd", but he didn't.

Trump, it has often been reported, likes to match people to jobs he thinks they look qualified for.

This comes after South Korea and North Korea formally met for the first time in more than two years last week to discuss Pyongyang's participation in next month's Winter Olympics in the South.

Mr Trump claimed credit on Wednesday for the inter-Korean dialogue, saying North Korea was feeling the pressure of a US-led campaign of sanctions over its nuclear weapons and missile development.

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After the president spoke, Carson and Farris took turns at the podium and Trump signed the proclamation. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a briefing that no deal had been reached yet.

Mr Trump has called Kim "Rocket Man" on a "suicide mission".

Washington and Pyongyang are in a standoff over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes, which could be used to target the U.S. and its allies.

In the wake of President Trump's comment about wanting to stop immigration from "shithole countries", NBC News did a deep dive into Trump's history of racist comments.

On a phone call with South Korean President Moon Jae-in after the talks, Mr Trump suggested he was open to discussion between the USA and North Korea as well.

The US has not had formal negotiations with North Korea on its nuclear programme since 2012.

The White House and Wall Street Journal issued contradicting statements on whether or not President Trump was misquoted in a recent interview about his relationship with North Korea.

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