August 24, 2019 / 3:35 AM / 2 months ago

Trump says U.S. has really good relationship with North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., before his departure to France to attend the G7 summit in Biarritz, August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States has a really good relationship with North Korea and that the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, has been “pretty straight” with him.

“Kim Jong Un has been ... pretty straight with me,” Trump told reporters at the White House after North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, according to the South Korean military.

(This story corrects word in Trump quote to “pretty” from “very”, paragraph 2)

Reporting by Bryan Pietsch; Writing by Mohammad Zargham

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