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Trump-Kim Summit

Trump says North Korean victims of Kim's human rights violations are 'great winners' of the summit

President Trump says he only discussed North Korea's human rights violations with leader Kim Jong Un "relatively briefly," but he thinks the prisoners held captive in North Korean gulags will turn out to be "great winners" anyway.

One reporter asked Trump whether he "betrayed" the 100,000 North Koreans who are being forcibly detained, but the president said he's "helped them" by meeting in a summit with Kim, predicting that "things will change."

"I think I've helped them," said Trump. "There's nothing I can say. All I can do is what I can do. We have to stop the nuclearization. We have to do other things, and that's a very important thing."

Trump also suggested that Kim would change his ways when it comes to human rights, even though the agreement the two leaders signed doesn't reference the issue. "But not much I can do right now," continued Trump. "At a certain point, I really believe he's going to do things about it. I think they are one of the great winners today, that large group of people that you're talking about."