Donald Trump is well known for his habitual dishonesty, but today the President of the United States had a rare moment of transparency as he spoke to reporters.
Earlier today, Trump spoke about his recent meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, in which he actually admitted one of his own biggest character flaws. It was a shocking moment of self-awareness for Trump and it reminded Americans that this is exactly why Trump is so terrifying and impossible to have any faith in. At the news conference, Trump confessed that even if it turns out his instincts were wrong about Kim, he will never admit it.
Trump made this statement after praising Kim as a “very talented” dictator and bragged about the document he’d signed with Kim, despite the fact that there isn’t any specific plan on how North Korea will move forward with denuclearization on that document. Trump also talked about how much he trusted Kim, which he acknowledged he might regret in the future. Trump said:
I may be wrong. I may stand before you in six months and say, ‘Hey, I was wrong.’ I don’t know that I’ll ever admit that, but I’ll find some kind of an excuse.”
That’s a surprising statement coming from Trump, and having him state a character flaw was not something anyone expected him to do. You can watch Trump openly confess that he will never admit he made a mistake here:
Trump says he trusts Kim Jong Un. And if he’s wrong? “I may be wrong, I mean I may stand before you in six months and say, ‘Hey I was wrong,'” said Trump, before adding, “I don’t know that I’ll ever admit that, but I’ll find some kind of an excuse.” https://t.co/2sZ4fV3Z4H pic.twitter.com/lOVaQ0J7Xe
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