In South Korea, President Moon Jae-in’s ruling party swept local elections across the country Wednesday, as voters showed their approval for Moon’s rapprochement with North Korea. The elections came as President Trump declared that North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat to the U.S., following his unprecedented summit with leader Kim Jong-un earlier this week. Trump was also questioned over North Korea’s abysmal human rights record in an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier that aired Wednesday.
President Donald Trump: “He’s a very smart guy. He’s a great negotiator. But I think we understand each other.”
Bret Baier: “But he’s still done some really bad things.”
President Donald Trump: “Yeah, but so have a lot of other people done some really bad things. I mean, I could go through a lot of nations where a lot of bad things were done.”