Donald Trump has said he is aware of the health status of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but cannot tell the world about it.
Rumours about Kim Jong Un’s health has continued to do the rounds for weeks. (Reuters)
- Donald Trump has said he is aware of Kim Jong Un’s health status
- Trump said he cannot talk about the health status
- Rumours have been going on over the death of Kim Jong Un
As speculation about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s health continues to do the rounds, US President Donald Trump has now said he is very much aware of the status of his health.
Speaking at the White House media interaction on Monday, Donald Trump said, “I can’t tell you exactly – yes, I do have a very good idea but I can’t talk about it now. I just wish him well.”
Rumours have been rife about Kim Jong Un’s health while some have even speculated his death after he the North Korean leader missed the important event of his grandfather’s birth anniversary celebrations on April 15. He has never missed the event since he assumed power in 2011.
Reports also suggested Kim Jong Un underwent a heart surgery and has been unwell ever since.
While there have been no word from North Korea on his health, South Korea has said that Kim Jong Un is “alive and well”.
Now Donald Trump has said that he cannot talk about the health of Kim Jong Un but is aware of the situation.
“I have had a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un. If I weren’t president you would be… You would have been in war with Korea. You would have been in war with North Korea if I wasn’t president that I can tell you. He expected that. That I can tell you,” Trump said at the press conference.
“I hope he’s fine. I do know how he’s doing relatively speaking. We will see You will probably be hearing in the not-too-distant future,” Trump, who met Kim at least twice to persuade him to give up his nuclear weapons, said.
Earlier, reports cited satellite images to say that a train likely belonging to Kim has been parked at his compound on the country’s east coast for a week.