Trump: Kim Jong Un starting to respect America

Trump: Kim Jong Un starting to respect America

US President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is beginning to respect the U.S.

"But, Kim Jong Un, I respect the fact that I believe he is starting to respect us. I respect that fact very much. Respect that fact," Trump said at a rally in Phoenix.

"And maybe, probably not, but maybe something positive can come about," Business Insider cited him as saying.

Kim said earlier this month that he would watch the U.S.’s conduct “a little more” before deciding whether to fire ballistic missiles toward Guam, a U.S. territory in the Pacific, as he’d threatened. While North Korea hasn’t conducted a missile launch since the United Nations action, Kim has pushed ahead with developing his nuclear program.