Well-known Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward writes in his forthcoming book, Anger, that US President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong Un both claim to have formed a special and close friendship, but only when He wonders how real their friendship is.
In his book, Woodward refers to the 27 letters exchanged between him and Trump and delivered to him, which Trump personally said were “love letters,” according to Yonhap News Agency.
“They are more than that – they reveal a decision on both sides to start a friendship,” he says in excerpts from his new book, which has reached Yonhap News Agency. Whether it is real or not is probably just a matter of history.
Woodward points out that the North Korean leader has used what Woodward calls “talkative flattery” more often than Trump, while he says Trump and Kim have used language that may be used by knights or perhaps suitors!
Trump wrote in a letter to Kim on March 22, 2019: Thank you for this long trip to Hanoi.
According to the book, Trump adds: As I told you when we parted, you are my friend and you will always be.
However, he responded with more flattery.
“I still believe that a deep and special friendship between us will work as a magical force,” Kim wrote to Trump on June 10. “Your Excellency, Mr. President, I still respect and hope for the determination you have shown in our first meeting to resolve our unique problem, which no one has ever tried to do in writing a new history.”
Sometimes it seems that Trump is using “special friendships” with Kim to encourage him to give in to his nuclear ambitions.
In a letter dated June 12, 2019, Trump wrote: “I totally agree with you. You and I have a unique style and a special friendship. Only you and I can work together to resolve issues between the two countries. “Let’s put an end to nearly 70 years of hostility, and bring about a period of prosperity on the Korean Peninsula that meets our highest expectations – and is a plan that must be pursued.”
When asked if he had given Kim a lot of power by meeting Kim, Trump argued that whatever he did was just one thing – to meet Kim.
“The meeting took me two days. I did not lose anything. I did not lift the sanctions. I did not give him anything. I did not give him anything,” he was quoted as saying.
However, Woodward points out that such a friendship, recognized by a world leader like Trump, may be what Kim has wanted from day one.
Trump and Kim met three times in 2018 and 2019.