Former Obama aide says Trump lied about past attempts to meet with Kim – Kyle Balluck 06/30/19 07:51 AM EDT

`Ben Rhodes said early Sunday that President Trump was lying when he said the Obama administration repeatedly attempted to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un only to be rebuffed.

“Trump is lying. I was there for all 8 years. Obama never sought a meeting with Kim Jong Un. Foreign policy isn’t reality television it’s reality,” Rhodes, who served as former President Barack Obama‘s deputy national security adviser, tweeted. 

Trump seems at best naive, and at worst fawning, in his attitude toward DPRK leader Kim Jong-un. He is being played. Even as Kim drives down to the DMZ, his nuclear facilities are cranking out more fissile material for nuclear weapons. Trump is not fooling anyone.

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Trump said earlier Sunday during a news conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in that Obama “wanted to meet, and Chairman Kim would not meet him.”

“The Obama administration was begging for a meeting. They were begging for meetings constantly. And Chairman Kim would not meet with him,” Trump added.

The president made the comments before making history on Sunday by crossing into North Korea as part of a meeting with Kim in which he and the North Korean leader agreed to restart stalled nuclear talks.

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