Donald Trump has received massive criticism for his coronavirus response. Reportedly he is desperate for an ally to help guide him through this health crisis and decided the best option was North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
Trump sent a personal letter to the North Korean dictator expressing his willingness to work with North Korea on “anti-epidemic work.” North Korea shared details about the personal letter with its state-run media on Sunday.
“We regard it as a good judgment and proper action for the U.S. president to make efforts to keep the good relations he had with our Chairman by sending a personal letter again at a time as now when big difficulties and challenges lie in the way of developing the bilateral relations and think that this should be highly estimated… In the letter, he also explained his plan to propel the relations between the two countries of the DPRK and the U.S. and expressed his intent to render cooperation in the anti-epidemic work, saying that he was impressed by the efforts made by the Chairman to defend his people from the serious threat of the epidemic,” a statement from the vice department director for the WPK Central Committee, Kim Yo Jong.
So far, worldwide more than 300,000 people have been infected by the coronavirus and the death toll is quickly headed toward 12,000.
The exact details of the letter have not been released and neither the White House or National Security Department has commented on North Korea’s statements.
Trump has an odd, to say the least, relationship with Kim Jong Un. This is not the first personal letter he has penned to the dictator. Though he has never shared the letters with the public, Trump has claimed that Kim Jong Un has penned “beautiful” letters to him. Earlier this year a government official from North Korea had stated that the North Korean dictator looked up to Trump as a “father figure.”