Trump Talks About North Korea, Car Tariffs, And Pushes GOP Candidate
Trump President Donald Trump said his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could either fail or bring about the greatest deal for the world.
At a political rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, Trump told supporters he believed North Korea wanted to make peace.
But he said he might leave the talks quickly if it didn't look like progress for nuclear disarmament could be made.
In his speech, the US leader warned of tariffs on European cars, and launched his slogan for re-election in 2020, according to the BBC.
President Donald Trump arrived in western Pennsylvania on Saturday night with a message for the Republican running there: Don't embarrass me.
Trump rallied outside Pittsburgh for state Rep. Rick Saccone ahead of Tuesday's special congressional election for a seat in the heart of America's steel industry, where Trump beat Hillary Clinton by 20 percentage points in 2016, reports CNN.
But after immediately endorsing Saccone when he hit the stage, Trump pivoted to a 75-minute torrent of policy musings, political attacks and presidential campaign previews.
He opened his whirlwind speech by touting his administration's new tariffs – 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum imports – before wading into the issues surrounding North Korea, previewing his 2020 campaign slogan, discussing the merits of giving drug dealers the death penalty and attacking a series of familiar targets.
According to CNN, he called NBC host Chuck Todd – who he's nicknamed "sleepy eyes" – a "sleeping son of a bitch" and described Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters as a "very low IQ individual."
At one point, he mocked the idea of being "presidential."
"If I came like a stiff, you guys wouldn't come here tonight," he said.
Trump delivered "about five minutes" of what had been scripted for Saturday night's rally, a White House official familiar with the speech said. He had discussed his message on North Korea with aides shortly before taking the stage. But he scrapped his prepared remarks on Saccone, improvising and at one point handing the microphone to Saccone, too.
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