AGENCIES, Washington: Apart from claims from South Korea about the health and whereabouts of reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, it appears that the only other person having some knowledge is US President Donald Trump.
Well, that’s the impression Trump tried to give media during his media briefing on Monday. However, Trump appeared to contradict himself at the Rose Garden briefing. First he said that he had “a very good idea” about Kim’s condition, then stating moments later that “nobody knows where he is.”
Trump wished the North Korean leader well after days of speculation over the dictator’s whereabouts.
Asked if he had new information about Kim’s health, Trump said “yes, I do have a very good idea, but I can’t talk about it now. I just wish him well.”
Trump said the media would “probably be hearing in the not-too-distant future” about Kim.
Foreign minister Mike Pompeo has also said the Trump administration is keeping a close eye on developments regarding Kim. “We are watching the situation very keenly,” he said.
On Monday, North Korean state media did publish a recent letter from the country’s leader to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulating him on Freedom Day.