US President Donald Trump has boasted of improved relations with North Korea, saying he and Kim Jong-un “fell in love” following their June summit in Singapore.
Trump’s latest remarks praising the North Korean leader, which he had called a “little rocket man” last year, came at a rally Saturday for Republican Senate candidate and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey of West Virginia.
The president began by what he described as the massive threat that North Korea posed before he took office in January 2017. But he went on to add that his ability to establish good relations with Kim had been key to easing tensions.
“I was really being tough and so was he,” Trump said. “And we would go back and forth. And then we fell in love. No really. He wrote me beautiful letters.”