Trump understands North Korea better than South Korea does, but the summit won’t solve anything, according to a defector
North Korean defector Kim Young-il is the 39-year-old founder of People for Successful Corean Reunification (PSCORE). He escaped North Korea at 19 years old.
Kim said that President Donald Trump’s handling of the upcoming summit with North Korea in Singapore on June 12 shows that he understands dictator Kim Jong Un better than South Korean president Moon Jae-In.
But Kim believes that nothing will change as a result of the summit because Kim Jong Un and the North Korean government have too much to lose by making concessions and opening the country up economically.
President Donald Trump understands how to handle North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un better than his South Korean counterpart, President Moon Jae-in, but it’s unlikely anything significant will come of Tuesday’s summit in Singapore, according to North Korean defector Kim Young-il.
“From the way that Trump talks, it seems like he understands a lot more about North Korea than [South Korean president] Moon Jae-In,” Kim told Business Insider during a recent interview. “To me, it seems like Trump understands the characteristics of Kim Jong Un better in terms of how to deal with his personality.”
Kim, the 39-year-old founder of People for Successful Corean Reunification (PSCORE), escaped North Korea when he was 19 years old. PSCORE is a nonprofit that promotes reunification, raises awareness about human rights issues in North Korea, and helps defectors adjust to life in South Korea.
Kim said that the back-and-forth over Tuesday’s summit — from the initial proposal to its abrupt cancellation last month to the race to save the talks — demonstrated that Trump understands how to cow North Korea’s leader. Kim specifically pointed to Trump’s willingness to pull out of the talks in response to aggressive language from members of the North Korean government.
In the weeks before Trump’s initial cancellation, the …read more
Source:: Business Insider