Trump’s North Korea summit press conference, complete version at VOX
>> Thank you, Mr. President. American news. Congratulations.
>> Thank you. Thank you for the nice way you are treating me. Really. Very good. Really very beautiful.
>> So —
>> Now I’ll probably get this killer question.
>> I do want to talk about the future of North Korea. Specifically the people. Kim Jong Un is saying he wants a brighter future with prosperity for
his people. We know they lived under oppression. You showed the video of what the future could be like. Do you have an idea specifically of the model
that he would like to go toward? Economically? Is he open to economic freedom?
>> It’s a good question. You saw the tape today. I think it was done really well. That was done at the highest level of future development. I told
him you may not want this. You may want to do a smaller version of this. You may want to do a smaller version. You may not want that with the trains
and everything. Super everything. Maybe you won’t want that. It will be up to them. It will be up to them and up to the people. They may not want
that. I can understand that, too.
That was a version of what could happen and take place. They have great beaches. You see that whenever they are exploding the cannons in the ocean. I
said look at that view. That would make a great condo. I explained it. I said instead of doing that, you could have the best hotels in the world.
Think of it from the real estate prospective. South Korea and China and they own the land in the middle. Great. I told them, you may not want to do
what’s there. You may want to do a smaller version of it. That could be. He looked at that tape. He looked at that iPad. I’m telling you, they
really enjoyed it, I believe. Go ahead. A couple more. Okay. Three more. Go ahead.
>> Ryan Bennett from “Time” magazine.
>> Am I on the cover again this week?
>> It’s entirely possible. Do you now see Kim Jong Un as an equal?
>> In what way?
>> You just showed a video that showed you and Kim Jong Un on equal footing and discussing the future of the country.
>> I don’t view it that way. I’ll do whatever it takes to make the world a safer place. If I have to say I’m sitting on a stage — I understand
what you are getting at — if I have to say I’m sitting on a stage with Chairman Kim and that gets us to save 30 million lives, it could be more
than that, I’m willing to sit on the stage. I’m willing to travel to Singapore. Gladly and proudly. Again, you know, other than the fact that it
is taking my time. They have given up a tremendous amount. They have given it up before. Even add the Olympics. Add the olympics to the question. They
went to the olympics.
They took an olympics that would have been a massive failure and made it a tremendous success by agreeing to participate. Add that to the list of
things they have done. Brian, if I can save millions of lives coming here and sitting down and establishing a relationship with someone, who is a
powerful man. He has firm control of a country and that country has very powerful nuclear weapons. It is my honor to do it.
>> Are you concerned the video shown to Kim could be used as propaganda?
>> Not at all. We can use that for other countries. Go ahead.
>> Mr. President, in the year 2000, President Clinton got a request from Kim Jong Il. You got the request and right away went here to meet him. Do you
understand those people who said you gave him the ultimate present? The legitimacy to a people who oppresses its people before you as a United States
president and leader of the free world meet and shake hands with this leader of North Korea which is oppressing his own people?
>> I think we just answered the question.
>> Do you understand?
>> I understand it much better than you do. Thank you very much.
>> Thank you, Mr. President. Ellie Johnson with Politico. You mentioned a couple of specifics from Kim Jong Un. The return of the remains and
destruction of the nuclear site.
>> And more.
>> You said the last was an add-on and not in the agreement. He gave you his word. If he doesn’t follow through on these things, what are you
prepared to do in response and will you lose faith in the process?
>> No. I think he will do it. I really believe it. It was really the engine testing site in addition to all of the other things that they agreed to
do. They have a powerful engine testing site. Again, we’re able to see because of the heat it emits. I’m able to — I’m very happy with those
two points. The two points you mentioned. You may be referring to the thing not in. The engine testing site. I think he will do these things. I may be
wrong. I may stand before you in six months and say, hey, I was wrong. I don’t know I’ll ever admit that. I’ll find some excuse. One
more. Go ahead.
>> Thank you, Mr. President. I want to know were you calling Chinese President Xi when you go back to DC. To discuss the achievements you made today
with chairman Kim?
>> Yes, I will.
>> What is your expectation of China’s role in the process to establish relationships of long-term peace?
>> China is a great country and great leader who is a friend of mine. I believe he is happy we made this progress. I heard from him. I will call him
shortly. Maybe before I land. I have to say the United States is a great country. We have set records economically over $7 trillion in net worth in
addition to what we have. We are almost twice the size, the economy of the united States, nobody talks about this. You hear a lot about China.
Rightfully so. The United States is almost twice the size of the economy of China. We have a great country and we’re on a correct path.
One more. That will be it. South Korea. Where is South Korea? I think you deserve it. Go ahead. You deserve one. Yes. You deserve one.
>> I have two questions for you, Mr. President. First, you mentioned earlier you will talk with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. What will you
discuss with him?
>> I want to tell him about the meeting and it was very successful. He is a fine gentleman. Also a friend of mine. I look forward to speaking to him.
He will be very happy. I sent word about what happened. I sent the document to him. And all of the details behind the document. I’ll talk to him
>> If I may ask another question. In signing the peace treaty, do you plan to work this out with North Korea’s chairman Kim only or what do you
think about involvement of South Korea and China as signatories?
>> I would like to involve both of them. I think it would be great to have China involved and of course South Korea.
>> Thank you. Mike, do they have a transcript? You can give it out. They did not record it. I don’t think they are recording it. Are there
recordings of it? I wish there were. It is interesting stuff. I don’t. We probably have some notes or something. They have actually detailed notes I
imagine. We had a great conversation. A very heartfelt conversation.
I have one of the great memories of all time. I don’t have to do that. Okay. I don’t want to discuss it. We have had numerous discussions. We had
very important relationships established at Mike’s level and other levels. In fact, a couple of people are here from, as you know, from North Korea.
They were in the room. We have a few people in the room. When we went into the final agreement, we did not go in cold.
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