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Trump ‘very good’ with Kim Jong Un

New York Daily News

Keep your enemies close and kick your friends to the curb.

President Donald Trump perplexed political pundits when he boasted Thursday he has “a very good relationship” with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, while in the same breath deriding his former right-hand man Stephen Bannon as a traitor.

In a sweeping interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump explained him calling the North Korean leader a “maniac,” a “bad dude,” “short and fat” and “rocket man” over Twitter is part of a broader strategy to win over his enemies.

“You’ll see that a lot with me,” Trump said about his fiery tweets and nuclear missile threats. “Then all of the sudden somebody’s my best friend.”

“I could give you 20 examples,” he continued, without providing examples. “I’m a very flexible person.”

Trump would not confirm or deny if he has ever spoken with Kim, whose isolated nation has performed a number of ballistic missile tests that have prompted international concern in recent months.

“I’m not saying I have or haven’t,” Trump said. “I just don’t want to comment.”

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