FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, June 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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Former President Donald Trump offered North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a ride home on Air Force One after the two met for a second time at a summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2019, a new BBC documentary has revealed.

The three-part series, titled “Trump Takes On the World,” discloses new details about how Trump and Kim negotiated North Korea’s nuclear program, which eventually ended without a deal. 

Trump, who had left the meeting abruptly, told the press at the time: “Sometimes you just have to walk.”

But the former president didn’t leave without making an unusual offer first.

“President Trump offered Kim a lift home on Air Force One,” Matthew Pottinger, the top Asia expert on Trump’s National Security Council, told the BBC.

“The president knew that Kim had arrived on a multi-day train ride through China into Hanoi and the president said: ‘I can get you home in two hours if you want.’ It was a gracious gesture,” he added.

Kim declined the offer, according to Pottinger.

The BBC series also includes an interview with Trump’s former national security advisor John Bolton, who was present at the summit.

Bolton said that as they drove to the meeting, Trump was …read more


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