President Donald Trump is once again highlighting his respect for a ruthless dictator who is known for killing their own citizens and family members. Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to send a positive note to North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un.
In his early morning tweet, the President of the United States celebrated the return of U.S. military remains from the Korean War.
“Thank you to Chairman Kim Jong Un for keeping your word & starting the process of sending home the remains of our great and beloved missing fallen! I am not at all surprised that you took this kind action. Also, thank you for your nice letter – l look forward to seeing you soon!” the president tweeted.
The letter Trump is referring to was also shared on Twitter:
Last June, Trump thanked Jong Un for returning the remains of 200 U.S. service members. It was later revealed that North Korea didn’t actually hand over any remains.
President Trump and Chairman Jong Un met in June during a historic summit in Singapore. Trump didn’t lock down any specifics during their meeting but promised that North Korea was going to denuclearize. Following the summit, satellite footage clearly showed that North Korea was increasing its nuclear research with upgraded facilities.
In July, Kim Jong Un’s regime said the US was making “gangster-like” demands following a meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
It’s still unclear where the United States stands with North Korea. The repatriation of the bodies of American soldiers is a nice gesture but has also occurred approximately 300 times since the 1990s.
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