Well, this was odd.
Donald Trump just said that he and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un “fell in love.”
While speaking at a rally for Senate candidate and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in West Virginia, Trump spoke about his evolving relationship with Kim.
Trump started with one of his usual diatribes about former President Barack Obama‘s Iran nuclear deal, falsely claiming Obama “gave” Iran $150 billion, which isn’t even remotely true (Iranian assets were unfrozen as part of the deal; the U.S. did not hand cash over to Iran, as Trump bizarrely and repeatedly claims.)
The president then moved on to his relationship with Kim, with whom he’s engaged in denuclearization discussions.
“I like him, he likes me!” Trump said of Kim. “I guess that’s okay. Am I allowed to say that?”
“I was really being tough and so was he,” he continued, referring to the harsh words the two leaders exchanged before their make-up. “And we would go back and forth.”
“And then we fell in love,” Trump said. The crowd laughed. “No really,” Trump said. “He wrote me beautiful letters. They were great letters. And then we fell in love.”
Trump then appeared to anticipate a negative media reaction to stating that he had fallen “in love” with a dictator who reports say has brutally murdered his citizens, including members of his own regime and family.
“How horrible is that, so unpresidential,” Trump said in a condemnatory tone, mocking the media.
But, being presidential, Trump said, was “easy,” yet it would mean there would be just 200 people standing in the audience watching him, rather than the 10,000 people he claimed were outside trying to get into the arena.
Trump then mocked former President George H.W. Bush’s popular “thousands point of light,” phrase, claiming it was something “which nobody has really figured out.”
President Trump just said he and Kim Jong-un (a dictator who murders his own people) exchanged beautiful letters and fell in love.
He then says the media will call him unpresidential.
— Rantt Media (@RanttMedia) September 30, 2018