A reporter asked President Donald Trump Friday morning how he could “[defend] Kim Jong Un’s human rights record” while also speaking passionately against the North Korean actions that lead to Otto Warmbier’s death.
“You know why? Because I don’t want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family,” Trump said.
Reporter: You spoke passionately about the circumstances that led to Otto Warmbier's death. In same breath, you're defending Kim Jong Un's human rights records. How can you do that?
Trump: "You know why? Because I don't want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family" pic.twitter.com/RZLElM3qOV
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 15, 2018
“I want to have a good relationship with North Korea … If you’re fair, when I came in, people thought we were probably going to war with North Korea. If we did, millions of people would have been killed.”