TOKYO — President Trump has said on several occasions that he’s willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Well, on Wednesday, Trump did — after a fashion.
The American president directly addressed his 33-year-old nemesis during his speech to South Korea’s National Assembly. This time, Trump didn’t call Kim “Little Rocket Man” or use the kinds of rhetorical flourishes that play so well on Twitter.
But the words that Trump used will have cut deeper because they strike at the very heart of the Kim regime.
If there is one thing that Kim Jong Un has shown that he cannot tolerate, it’s personal criticism.