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Donald Trump: ‘I Can’t Answer’ If Kim Jong Un Is Mentally Unstable

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Donald Trump said he can’t answer if Kim Jong Un is “mentally unstable.”

The president was asked about the North Korean dictator’s mental health as he held a press conference with the prime minister of Italy Paolo Gentiloni at the White House Thursday.

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“As far as North Korea, we are in very good shape,” Trump said. “We are building our military rapidly. We have been doing a lot of work. We are going to see what happens. I can’t answer your question on stability. I hope it’s a positive one, not a negative one.”

Trump said that when he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping he told him he would “make a much better deal on trade” if he dealt with “the menace” of North Korea.