At Gridiron Dinner, Trump jokes on politics — but gets serious about North Korea talks

President Trump makes jokes and serious comments during the Gridiron Dinner with the press.
Trump takes jabs at his own White House at Gridiron Dinner

President Donald Trump on Saturday night traded humorous jabs with a cabal of lawmakers, administration officials, media figures and military officers at the annual Gridiron Dinner in Washington.

But the president also used the occasion to deliver some serious remarks about North Korea.

“I won’t rule out direct talks with Kim Jong Un, I just won’t,” Trump said, according to Politico. “As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that’s his problem, not mine.”

“I won’t rule out direct talks with Kim Jong Un, I just won’t. As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that’s his problem, not mine.”

– President Donald Trump

Trump also laid out the conditions for any such discussions.

“By the way, a couple days ago they said we would like to talk, and I said, so would we, but you have to de-nuke, you have to de-nuke. So let’s see what happens … Maybe positive things are happening, I hope that’s true … We will be meeting and we’ll see if anything positive happens,” the president said.

The comments came during Trump’s speech at the Renaissance Washington Hotel, at an event that he skipped last year. Every president…

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