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Trump allegedly offered Kim Jong Un a ride on Air Force One following Vietnam summit

Trump allegedly offered Kim Jong Un a ride on Air Force One following Vietnam summit
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, 2019 Credit: White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

According to a former senior administration official, former President Donald Trump offered orth Korean leader Kim Jong Un a ride home on Air Force One following a summit in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2019.

"President Trump offered Kim a lift home on Air Force One. The president knew that Kim had arrived on a multi-day train ride through China into Hanoi and the president said: 'I can get you home in two hours if you want.' Kim declined," Matthew Pottinger, the top Asia expert on Trump's National Security Council, told the BBC.

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