Trump vs. the Wall Street Journal

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US President Trump has flatly denied remarks he made in an interview last Thursday in the Wall Street Journal that he had "a good relationship" with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The quote has been a source of debate since White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders tweeted out "official audio" of the Wall Street Journal "misquoting" the president Saturday night. "Trump is a very sloppy speaker", said transcription expert Elizabeth Pennell to CNBC during the 2016 presidential election.

The quote in question has to do with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"It is unbearable to look at South Korea's servile attitude of thanking Trump as if the results of inter-Korean talks happened due to their worldwide sanctions and pressures", said the report.

".and they knew exactly what I said and meant", he continued.

The Wall Street Journal said it stands by its reporting despite the fact that the audio clearly shows President Trump saying "I'd", not "I". I said 'I'd have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un, ' a big difference. "That is why I wanted to share it with you", he said. "He is very hard to transcribe and because what he says can be such a bombshell and so badly parsed by the consuming public and the media, you just got to take so much more care". Imagine if, instead of bleating conspiratorially about FAKE NEWS, Trump had graciously pointed out the error, said he had been misheard, and asked for a correction.

"We want North Korea to understand the importance which the global community places on it returning to a meaningful dialogue on denuclearisation", says Mr Peters.

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Trump saying "anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country" in a pair of tweets Friday morning, and that while he used "tough" language in the meeting with lawmakers, "this was not the language used".

Kim previously issued threats of using his military's missiles on USA cities.

While Kim has been on the receiving end of Trump's most colorful intercontinental insults, which have ranged from from "little rocket man" to "sick puppy, ' the Islamic Republic of Iran, a 'murderous regime" according to the president, is a close second. This week, foreign ministers from the USA and about 20 other countries will discuss the possibility of intercepting vessels headed to North Korea, as part of expanding efforts to pressure Pyongyang into abandoning its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

"We have no illusion about North Korea", Mr. Shin said.

He described the resumption of talks between North Korea and South Korea - with North Korea agreeing to send a team to this year's Winter Olympics in South Korea - as "the first glimmer of hope we've had for some time", and hoped that could be matched by similar engagement with the United States. And South Korea-brilliantly makes-we have a trade deficit with South Korea of $31 billion a year.

The discussions will put a heavy emphasis on stopping North Korean money laundering as well as smuggling by sea, which USA officials have suggested could involve taking action against North Korean shipping.

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