Kim Jong Un says his relationship with Donald Trump is ‘special’

Seoul, South Korea (CNN)Kim Jong Un has praised his “special” relationship with US President Donald Trump, with one of North Korea‘s most respected diplomats telling state media the two leaders maintain “trust in each other.” North Korean diplomats said they broke off those negotiations because of what they described as US intransigence. The State Department disagreed, saying the two sides had a “good discussion.” Unlike his predecessors, Trump has embraced a top-down approach to nuclear negotiations with North Korea in the hopes of solving a problem that has eluded successive US administrations. North Korea has publicly expressed appreciation for Trump’s efforts, but has criticized those around him for appearing infexible. Kim said in an important policy speech in April that …