President Donald Trump has again sided with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying on Tuesday that he would not allow the CIA to spy on Pyongyang while he’s in power.
Asked about a report that Kim Jong Nam, Kim’s exiled half-brother, was a CIA informant who was later killed, Trump said he wouldn’t allow that to happen under his watch.
Trump has long backed hostile foreign governments over the assessments of his own intelligence services.
President Donald Trump was asked Tuesday about a Wall Street Journal report that Kim Jong Nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s slain half-brother, was a CIA source.
Trump said he had seen the story, but that nothing like that would occur under his watch.
“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 auspice that’s for sure,” Trump told a press gaggle before boarding the presidential helicopter.
“I just received a beautiful letter from Kim Jong Un. I can’t show you the letter, obviously, but it was very personal, very warm, very nice letter,” Trump told the press. “North Korea, under his leadership, has great potential.”
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