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Yahoo NewsJun 18, 2019
Main takeaways from Trump's ABC interview: North Korea, Mueller and UFOs
Donald Trump provided extensive access and his unvarnished opinions on a range of issues in a new interview, discussing everything from UFOs to his 2020 re-election campaign. Speaking with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, the president denied polling data that showed him trailing 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden, defended his apparent trust for North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and revealed how he would like to be remembered after leaving the White House. Mr Stephanopoulos followed the president for 30 hours as he went to Iowa, flying with Mr Trump on Air Force One and later speaking to him in the Oval Office and White House Rose Garden. The interview was released online in short clips over several days before airing in a 20/20 episode on Sunday. ABC News published the full, unedited transcript of its conversations with Mr Trump on Sunday night. Here are the 12 biggest takeaways from the interview. 1\. On North KoreaMr Trump described the dictator of North Korea as "a very tough guy" and "smart person," saying "he doesn't treat a lot of people very well, but he's been treating me well". He then seemed to defend recent missile testing by the North Korean regime, telling Mr Stephanopoulos: "That's something that a lot of nations test frankly."Asked if he thought Mr Kim was still building nuclear weapons, the president said: "I don't know. I hope not. He promised me he wouldn't be. He promised me he wouldn't be testing. I think he'
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