PressTV-‘US senator pitched Kim assassination to Trump’

US Senator Lindsey Graham once urged President Donald Trump to encourage the Chinese government to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and replace him with a military general they could control, according to an explosive new book.

Graham, Republican of South Carolina, pitched the plot to Trump during a national security meeting at the White House in September last year, veteran journalist Bob Woodward reveals in his book, Fear: Trump in the White House, which was released on Tuesday.

The national security meeting was also attended by former national security adviser HR McMaster and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

“China needs to kill him and replace him with a North Korean general they control,” Graham said at the time, according to Woodward.

File photo of Senator Lindsey Graham

“I think the Chinese are clearly the key here and they need to take him out. Not us, them. And control the nuclear inventory there. And wind this thing down. Or…

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