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Giuliani says Kim Jong-un "begged" Trump to meet with him

Giuliani. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Rudy Giuliani said today that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un got “on his hands and knees and begged" for President Trump to reverse his decision to cancel their summit, the Wall Street Journal's Felicia Schwartz reports.

The backdrop: Giuliani was speaking at an investment conference in Israel. North Korea has watched statements from Trump's inner circle closely in the lead-up to the summit, reacting angrily to previous remarks from John Bolton and Mike Pence. As Axios' Jonathan Swan puts it: Trump’s legal mouthpiece continues to make potentially consequential and damaging remarks on foreign policy.