Book to Reveal Letters Between Trump and Kim Jong-un

  • By Cho Yi-jun

    August 14, 2020 12:12

    Veteran reporter Bob Woodward is to reveal 25 personal letters exchanged between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in a new book next month.

    "Rage," the successor to bestseller "Fear" by the famous Watergate journalist, is due out on Sept. 15, according to publishers Simon & Schuster on Wednesday.

    It is touted as "an unprecedented and intimate tour de force of original reporting on the Trump presidency from Bob Woodward."

    He "obtained 25 personal letters exchanged between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that have not been public before. Kim describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a 'fantasy film,' as the two leaders engage in an extraordinary diplomatic minuet," the publisher adds.

    Trump revealed both the Korean and English texts of a letter from Kim on Twitter in July 2018, a month after their first summit in Singapore.

    In it, Kim writes of the "significant first meeting" between them and their joint statement as the "start of a meaningful journey." Trump once called Kim's letters "beautiful" or "love" letters.

    Like its predecessor, "Rage" is based on hundreds of hours of interviews with former and incumbent officials of the Trump administration. 

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