Flashback: Trump Said In 1999 He Would ‘Negotiate Like Crazy’ With NoKo

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Donald Trump told NBC’s “Meet the Press” in 1999 that he would “negotiate like crazy” with North Korea if he ever got the chance.

Trump’s prediction ended up coming true, as he sat down for the first ever meeting between a United States president and a North Korean leader earlier this week. (RELATED: President Trump And Kim Jong Un Meet For The First Time At Singapore Summit)


“First I would negotiate,” Trump told MTP when asked in 1999 if he would launch a preemptive strike on North Korea as president. “I would negotiate like crazy, and I’d make sure we would try to get the best deal possible.”

“We have a country out there that is sort of wacko … and they are going out and they are developing nuclear weapons,” he continued. “Wouldn’t it be good to sit down and really negotiate something?”

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