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Trump suggests he 'wouldn't let' the CIA use Kim Jong Un's brother as a source under his watch

To be honest, it's not really clear what President Trump meant when he brought up Kim Jong Un's brother at a press gaggle on Tuesday.

The North Korean leader's half brother, whom Kim is suspected of ordering the murder of in 2017, was reported Monday to be a CIA informant prior to his death. But when Trump was asked about the news on Tuesday, he responded by saying "I wouldn't let that happen under my auspices."

Trump was seemingly asked about the report on Tuesday, but his full quote on the matter doesn't exactly clear things up. "I saw the information about the CIA with respect to [Kim Jong Un's] brother ... and I would tell him that would not happen under my auspices," Trump said. That could mean Trump wouldn't let his metaphorical half brother lend information to foreign intelligence agencies, or it could mean he wouldn't let the CIA work with Kim's family. But judging by Trump's favorable discussion of Kim both before and after his "auspices" drop, it seems to be the latter. Watch the whole clip below. Kathryn Krawczyk