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Trump Claims Wall Street Journal Misquoted His Kim Jong Un Comment—But They Have The Receipts

By Koh Mochizuki

Four interviewers from the Wall Street Journal sat down with President Donald Trump on Thursday to discuss a variety of topics, but there was one particular statement the president denied making after the transcript was released.

"I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un," Trump allegedly said about the North Korean leader he once referred to as a "maniac" and "little rocket man."

"The Wall Street Journal stated falsely that I said to them 'I have a  good relationship with Kim Jong Un' (of N. Korea)," Trump later tweeted. "Obviously I didn’t say that. I said 'I’d have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un, a big  difference. Fortunately we now record conversations with reporters..."

And just like what Mr. Trump said, fortunately, the conversation was recorded, and it played back exactly what was said during that portion of the interview.