President Donald Trump was asked Tuesday about a Wall Street Journal report that Kim Jong Nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's slain half-brother, was a CIA source.
Trump said he had seen the story, but that nothing like that would occur under his watch.
"I saw the information about the CIA with respect to his brother or half-brother, and I would tell him that would not happen under my auspice that's for sure," Trump told a press gaggle before boarding the presidential helicopter.
"I just received a beautiful letter from Kim Jong Un. I can't show you the letter, obviously, but it was very personal, very warm, very nice letter," Trump told the press. "North Korea, under his leadership, has great potential."
Malaysian police announced Friday that Kim Jong Nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother, could have been killed by VX nerve agent, a highly toxic chemical compound banned by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction.
On Feb. 13, Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un, was assassinated while waiting to board a flight in Kuala Lumpur. His killers are believed to have been two female agents dispatched by Pyongyang, according to multiple reports. One of the suspected assassins appeared shortly after the attack in airport security footage wearing a white shirt emblazoned with “LOL.”