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 âa very good relationshipâ 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 âmaniac,â a âbad dude,â âshort and fatâ and ârocket manâ over Twitter is part of a broader strategy to win over his enemies.
âYouâll see that a lot with me,â Trump said about his fiery tweets and nuclear missile threats. âThen all of the sudden somebodyâs my best friend.â
âI could give you 20 examples,â he continued, without providing examples. âIâm a very flexible person.â
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.
âIâm not saying I have or havenât,â Trump said. âI just donât want to comment.â
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