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President Donald Trump is about to visit Seoul, South Korea. Before then, he announced that he wanted to shake hands with Kim Jong Un in the tweet below.
CNN reports that the officials helping to coordinate Trump's trip to the Demilitarized Zone learned about the handshake from the tweet.
When answering reporters, Trump said, "All I did was put out a feeler if he'd like to meet. He sent me a very beautiful birthday card".
When talking about physically being in North Korea, he said, "I feel very comfortable doing that. I would have no problem".
If this meeting takes place, President Trump would be the only sitting US president to actually visit North Korea.
Previous meetings with Kim have been scheduled well before. This is a bit more spontaneous.
Trump said, "I just put out a feeler because I don't know where he is right now. He may not be in North Korea. I said if Chairman Kim would want to meet, I'll be at the border. We seem to get along really well. That's a good thing, not a bad thing. For the stupid people who say, 'Oh, he gets along' it's good get along".
He went on to say, "Frankly, if I didn't become president, you'd be having a war right now with North Korea".
North Korea has responded.
Vice minister of foreign affairs, Choe Son Hui said, "We see it as a very interesting suggestion, but we have not received an official proposal in this regard".
So, how did we get here? Listen to Bryan Suits talk about it below!
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