Last week, Donald Trump told Reuters he would have “no problem” speaking with Kim Jong-Un, the fellow follicular innovator he once praised as “pretty amazing.” Unfortunately for Trump, North Korea isn’t sure it can trust a guy who just makes shit up.
Asked about a potential meeting between the two on Monday, a North Korean envoy dismissed the presumptive Republican nominee’s statement as “useless,” “nonsense” and “a kind of a propaganda or advertisement.”
To be fair, So has a point about the storytelling contests North Korea’s regime has effectively banned. In 2007, Barack Obama was famously criticized for agreeing to meet with leaders of states like North Korea without preconditions. Nine years later, the ambassador notes, the two parties have yet to hang.