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Trump thanks Kim Jong-un for "keeping his word" on returning soldier remains

Trump walking across a road on the White House lawn waving to reporters
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After touting his economic accomplishments Friday morning, President Trump thanked Kim Jong-un for "keeping his word" in starting to return remains of missing U.S. soldiers from the Korean war.

  • "I want to thank him for fulfilling a promise he made to me and I’m sure he will continue to fulfill that promise."

Why it matters: Trump is yet again going out of his way to publicly acknowledge and thank a dictator whose country has long been threatening toward the U.S.

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