During their second meeting, at the Hanoi summit in 2019, former US head of state Donald Trump allegedly made an unexpected proposal to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un: board the US presidential plane. Air Force One Return to Pyongyang.
The information is reported by the BBC, in a documentary titled Trump faces the world revealed on February 21. In this movie, we learn that the former president of the United States “surprised even the most experienced diplomats“with this offer, rejected by Kim Jong-Un.
“President Trump gave Kim a flight back on Air Force One,” Matthew Pottinger, Donald Trump’s Asia adviser, told the BBC. “The president knew that Kim had arrived in Hanoi after a multi-day train journey through China.”
“I can take you home in two hours”
Donald Trump would have proposed to him in these terms: “I can take you home in two hours if you want.” If Kim Jong-Un had accepted this offer, Your presence – and certainly that of a part of his entourage – aboard theofficial plane of the US presidency in theNorth Korean airspace, would have raised a number of security concerns.
The North Korean leader had surrendered to his first summit with Donald Trump, in Singapore in 2018, aboard a plane donated by China. Beijing was determined to keep in its sphere of influence North Korea, which serves asbuffer status between its borders and US soldiers stationed in the south.
After many insults and threats of nuclear war exchanged between the two heads of state, several historical and symbolic meetings had reported a reconciliation between the two heads of state. Nevertheless, no progress has been carried out in relation to nuclear and ballistic programs from Pyongyang.
Kim Jong-Un last month called the United States “greatest enemy” from North Korea. The official media have not yet referred by name to the new president of the United States, Joe Biden.