"I don't want to do war", Rodman had quoted the North Korean leader as saying.
President Donald Trump said he trusts Kim Jong Un and that he has received the same trust in return following a historic sit-down with the North Korean leader. "When I went back home, I got so many death threats". "I thought it was good".
"Once I got familiar with the culture and situation, I felt like I was at home", he said of his previous trips to the reclusive country, initially as part of a basketball delegation. "I really don't care how generous we are as long as we don't go too far when it comes to our troop presence".
President Donald J Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have committed to cooperate for the development of new US-DPRK relations and for the promotion of peace, prosperity, and security of the Korean Peninsula and of the world.
In a landmark 2014 report, United Nations investigators said that 80,000 to 120,000 people were thought to be held in camps in North Korea as political prisoners.
"The past doesn't have to be the future", the narrator said.More news: Justify's value skyrockets to $60M with Triple Crown win
Just a year ago Trump and Kim were hurling insults at one another and battling over the size of their respective "red buttons" that had the potential to launch a nuclear war.
But in the Trump film, the destruction rewound itself. Yet he immediately faced pointed questions at home about whether he got little and gave away much in his push to make a deal with the young autocrat - including an agreement to halt USA military exercises with South Korea.
"In what way?" Trump asked.
Kim Jong Un is known to use propaganda films to influence his subjects. Hannity talks to the President off-camera regularly and Trump makes regular appearances on Fox News programs like "Fox & Friends" and "Justice with Judge Jeanine".
"We have a very interesting meeting in particular tomorrow, and I think things can work out very nicely", Trump said as he began the working lunch.
Trump cut the question off. "No, I'm not concerned at all".More news: Pompeo downplays feud between U.S. and G7 allies
The president was more talkative when discussing how Kim had reacted to the video, which Trump had presumably played for him during a brief, private meeting hours earlier.
Trump also said that he would be willing to invite Kim to visit the White House following this first meeting. "We didn't need it, because we had it on cassette, uh, an iPad".
"That could very well be the future".
"Let's just hope for the best".
Trump has credited his "maximum pressure" campaign of crippling trade and economic sanctions for bringing Kim to the negotiating table and vowed to keep them in place until North Korea complies with its promises.
"He is very talented", Mr Trump said. "I told everybody that "the door will open", he recalled. "Thank you very much". "You may not want that - with the trains and everything". "It's going to be up to them", he said.More news: 12 dead, 31 wounded in Kabul govt ministry attack
All of this suggests that a wild-card president ― the last thing you want in the sensitive negotiation ― could have created serious problems, and not only for USA negotiators, who will now have to iron out the details with North Korea. "I'm so happy", he said.