NORTH KOREA: “Chairman Kim [of North Korea] and I have a very good relationship. I wouldn’t be surprised to see something work out. I really believe that, as an economic power, because of its location in between. I mean, if you look on a map and you see Russia, China, and right in the middle of everything is South Korea, but North Korea right smack in the middle. So you have Russia, China, and then South Korea. And this is right in the middle. Tremendous potential for economic wellbeing, long term. And I think he understands that very well. I think he might understand that better than anybody.
So they have a great, great potential as a country, and I think that’s what they’re looking to do.”
-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump and Federal Chancellor Kurz of the Republic of Austria Before Bilateral Meeting,” whitehouse.gov, Feb. 20, 2019