Trump is now threatening Kim Jong Un again because he's hurting his re-election chances
President Donald Trump is now intensifying his rhetoric against North Korea and Kim Jong Un again - this time accusing the country of interfering in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.
Why? Because their announcement on Saturday of taking denuclearization talks off the table makes Trump look bad, and it could hurt his re-election chances.
"Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way. He signed a strong Denuclearization Agreement with me in Singapore. He does not want to void his special relationship with the President of the United States or interfere.......
with the U.S. Presidential Election in November. North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, has tremendous economic potential, but it must denuclearize as promised. NATO, China, Russia, Japan, and the entire world is unified on this issue!"
Denuclearization talks between the U.S. and North Korea have not produced anything concrete, and Trump was perfectly happy with this current status quo, but putting out a press release that interferes with his precious media presence, well, that's taking things too far according to Trump.
Trump keeps talking about his "very good relationship" with Kim Jong Un but now that line is starting to sound like a broken record. On Saturday, Trump said: "He knows I have an election coming up, I don't think he wants to interfere with that," referring to Kim Jong Un.
Trump's latest comment doesn't change what North Korea said, though, that de-nuclearization talks are off the table. If Trump wants to get anything done on this issue, he's going to have to take a different approach. So far, in his first three years as president, he hasn't been able to make this happen.