During his 2024 presidential campaign launch Tuesday night, former President Donald Trump decided to nod his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whose letters from Trump had been requested by the National Records Administration for months before he returned them in January 2022.
At the beginning of his speech, Trump said, “China, Russia, Iran and North Korea were watching and …
He later continued, “[I] knew them very well…North Korea hadn’t fired a single long-range missile since my summit with Chairman Kim Jong-un nearly three years prior to developing the relationship, and that’s a good thing. A bad thing. It’s a good thing. A good thing.” Very much, in fact.”
When Trump was president, Kim penned Trump’s letters, which the former president described as “love letters.”
After he left office, Trump held on to the letters — which he allegedly told aides that the top-secret letter, along with other classified documents were “mine” — until they were turned over to the National Archives in January.
It was later revealed that although he was aware he was not allowed to share it due to its confidential nature, Trump had allowed journalist Bob Woodward to look at it.
After the Aug. 8 raid of his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, the FBI continues to investigate whether Trump violated three federal laws, including the Espionage Act, by moving classified documents to his Florida home.