Donald Trump’s Letter To Kim Jong-un About Nuclear Capabilities Resurfaces

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Donald Trump’s Letter To Kim Jong-un About Nuclear Capabilities Resurfaces

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An old letter from Donald Trump to Kim Jong-un has left people wondering how on Earth we were able to avert a nuclear catastrophe.

The letter in question dates back to 2018, when the then-president reacted badly to comments made by Kim in the wake of joint army exercises between the US and South Korea, and decided to call off a planned summit between the two sides.

In the letter, Trump accused Kim of displaying 'tremendous anger and open hostility' towards the United States, and while praising the 'great dialogue' that had developed between the pair, couldn't resist getting in a not-so-humble brag about the United States' nuclear arsenal.

Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump in 2018. Credit: Alamy
Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump in 2018. Credit: Alamy

"You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used," he wrote.

In the wake of renewed tensions between the United States and North Korea after the isolated country conducted its largest ever missile test last week, the letter has been doing the rounds on Reddit, where users have been reminiscing about the bizarre approach to diplomacy.

"Narrated in my head by Donald Trump," one person said of the unmistakable tone of the letter, while someone else wrote, "You can say whatever you want about Trump, but the man was a grade A s**t talker."

"Dear Kim, I wrote you but you still ain't calling, I left my cell, my pager, and my home phone at the bottom..." another person joked.

As it turned out, less than a month after the letter was sent, the summit did in fact take place, with Trump and Kim travelling to Singapore to hold talks, which resulted in a joint statement agreeing to security guarantees and more peaceful co-operation between the two nations.

A second summit was held between the pair in Vietnam in February 2019, and a year on from the Singapore summit Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea when he travelled to the demilitarised zone separating North and South Korea.

Unfortunately, the improvement in relations hasn't held up, with Kim last year effectively walking back the pledges he made during his talks with Trump, and vowing to once again ramp up missile and nuclear testing.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Trump has been telling people that he still speaks to Kim, with New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman claiming the former president has a 'fixation' on the North Korean dictator.

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Topics: Politics, US News, World News, Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un

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