North Korean Kim Jong Un classified his relationship with US President Donald Trump as a “fantasy film”, according to the editor of a book to be published on September 15 that reveals the correspondence between the two rulers.
The relationship between the two leaders is at the heart of diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang, a relationship that went from exchanging insults and threats of war to a declaration of love by Trump.
For the job, American investigative journalist Bob Woodward obtained the 25 letters “never published so far” that the two rulers exchanged, according to publisher Simon & Schuster.
In the letters, “Kim describes the bond between the two leaders as worthy of a ‘fantasy film’,” says the publisher on the book’s page on Amazon.
Titled “Rage”, the book is a sequel to “Fear: Trump in the White House”, published in 2018.
Trump and Kim met three times, the first time at a historic summit in June 2018 in Singapore.
Negotiations on North Korea’s denuclearization, however, have not progressed much and have been stagnating since the fiasco of the second summit in February 2019 in Hanoi.
This did not stop Trump from frequently praising his relationship with Kim.
“He wrote beautiful letters, they are great letters. We fell in love,” Trump said at a rally in September 2018.
Woodward, a reporter for the Washington Post, is famous for having revealed, alongside Carl Bernstein, the Watergate scandal, which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974.
Trump has tried on several occasions to discredit Woodward’s previous book, which he called “joke” and “fraud”. But in January he announced that he met the journalist for this new work.
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