President Trump announced alongside the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, that the U.S. and Poland have reached a military cooperation agreement, CBS News reported Wednesday.
The details of that agreement have not been released.
During the joint presser held by the two countries leaders, the President was asked to clarify comments he made on Tuesday that seemed to suggest he was committed to not spying on North Korea.
REPORTER: Mr. President, you seem to suggest yesterday that you were— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 12, 2019
essentially committed to not spying on North Korea. Is that what you meant?
TRUMP: No, it's not what I meant. It's what I said. I think it's different than maybe your interpretation. #wut pic.twitter.com/bPAVYJLnUm
Trump in part: No, it’s not what I meant. It’s what I said and that’s–I think, different then maybe your interpretation. I think we are going to do very well with North Korea over a period of time…
As the News Blender reported on Tuesday, the President prior to departing the White House for Iowa, told gathered reporters he’d received a beautiful letter from Kim Jong-un.
His statement yesterday came when he was asked about news reports that suggested the half-brother of Jong-un, Kim Jong-nam, was a Central Intelligence Agency source.
After trashing Pelosi and Biden, Trump says, "I just received a beautiful letter from Kim Jong Un … I can't show you the letter obviously. But it was a very personal, very warm, very nice letter."— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 11, 2019
He goes on the praise the totalitarian dictator. pic.twitter.com/EmB7lObdzA
The White House transcript of President Trump’s remarks.
Trump: So, I see that. And I just received a beautiful letter from Kim Jong Un, and I think the relationship is very well. But I appreciated the letter. I saw the information about the CIA, with respect to his brother, or half-brother. And I would tell him that would not happen under my auspices, that’s for sure. I wouldn’t let that happen under my auspices.
Earlier in the presser the President once again talked about the beautiful letter he received from Jong-un, stating, “Someday you’ll see what was in that letter. Someday you’ll be reading about it. Maybe in a hundred years from now. Maybe two weeks. Who knows?”
TRUMP on the most recent love letter he received from totalitarian dictator Kim Jong Un: "Some day you'll see what was in that letter. Some day you will be reading about it. Maybe 100 years from now. Maybe two weeks. Who knows? But it was a very nice letter. I appreciated it." pic.twitter.com/JfIcj3gbeH— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 12, 2019
CNN reported that according to a source familiar with the contents of the letter, it lacked substance and “did not contain any details on a way forward for the stalled denuclearization talks between the two countries.”
For What It’s Worth.
Like most press conference’s or Oval Office press gaggles that feature President Trump, some comments tend to make you go, “wut?”
For example, he was asked about a tweet he issued stating that Russia had informed the U.S., that they had removed personal from Venezuela and to respond to the Kremlin’s denial that any such removal happened. The Russian denial came a day after President Trump’s tweet was issued according to the Washington Post.
Russia has informed us that they have removed most of their people from Venezuela.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2019
President Trump responded to the question according to the White House transcript by saying, “Well, let’s just see who’s right. You know what you’re going to do? You’re going to see in the end who’s right. Okay? You just watch it. Okay? And we’ll see who’s right. Ultimately, I’m always right.”
REPORTER: Russia had told you that they were taking out a large part of their military [from Venezuela]. Russia has denied that.— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 12, 2019
TRUMP: Let's just see who is right … We'll see who is right. Ultimately, I'm always right. pic.twitter.com/x1UN67MtSk