Ahead of his summit in Hanoi with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump tweeted on Tuesday night that his "friend" just needs to agree to denuclearize, and his country could prosper.
"Vietnam is thriving like few places on earth," he said. "North Korea would be the same, and very quickly, if it would denuclearize. The potential is AWESOME, a great opportunity, like almost none other in history, for my friend Kim Jong Un. We will know fairly soon — Very Interesting!"
He followed with a second tweet criticizing Democrats, saying they need to "stop talking about what I should do with North Korea and ask themselves instead why they didn't do 'it' during eight years of the Obama Administration?" Trump and Kim met for the first time last year in Singapore, and Trump has touted that summit and steps he says have been made toward denuclearization. Satellite images show, however, that there are at least 20 secret missile bases in North Korea. Catherine Garcia
Speaking on Thursday in front of a crowd of 11,000 people in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, first lady Michelle Obama made a shocking declaration: She considers Hillary Clinton a "friend."
"People wonder," the first lady acknowledged, whether she and the Democratic nominee she's been stumping so passionately for are actually close. But Obama put that rumbling to rest, detailing how close the Obama and Clinton families are before eventually calling the Democratic nominee "my girl."
The North Carolina appearance was the first joint event for Clinton and Obama, and it was Clinton's second-largest crowd of the campaign. And while Obama made an impassioned plea for early voting, telling the thousands assembled that claims of a "rigged" election — like the ones Clinton's opponent Donald Trump has been making — are merely efforts to suppress voter turnout, the shared stage was mostly an opportunity for the two women to gush over each other:
HRC heralded Michelle Obama at this event in NC: "By any standard, she has been an outstanding first lady who has made us all so proud." pic.twitter.com/HfCOyqTIFn