Speaking at the beginning of his tour of Asia, especially in Japan, Trump said he was happy to “sit down with anyone to start negotiations”.
“I do not think it’s a strength or a weakness, sitting at a table with people is not a bad thing,” he told Sharyl Attkisson, host of the TV show. Full Measure.
“So, I’ll be ready to do that, but let’s see how things turn out.”
This statement is rather contradictory to his speech earlier this weekend when he informed US troops in Japan that “no dictator” should underestimate America.
“No one, no dictator, no regime … should underestimate America’s determination,” Trump said after landing at Yokota Air Base near Tokyo on Sunday.
“You are the biggest threat to tyrants and dictators trying to attack the innocent,” he said, adding that authoritarian regimes could also take the path “to prosperity and peace.”
“No nation should underestimate the determination of America. In the past, they have underestimated us and things have not been easy for them. We will never give up, never falter and we will never stop defending our people, our freedom and our great American flag, “he said, in a thinly veiled allusion to North Korea, whose nuclear program is moving ahead. .
Prior to his arrival in Japan, North Korea through the single-party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, had warned Trump to refrain from any “misplaced remarks” about the Pyongyang government.
Under Trump and Kim’s administration, the tension between Washington and Pyongyang has become increasingly worrying since the Korean armistice of 1953.
Trump had already pointed out in May that he would be honored to meet the North Korean leader if the conditions were met. This Sunday, the people of Seoul organized a demonstration for peace between the two rivals.