Trump Won’t Discuss North Korea Human-Rights Abuses With Kim

Donald Trump will not bring up human rights in North Korea at his summit with Kim Jong Un, two administration officials have told NBC News. The country is guilty of “unspeakable atrocities” reminiscent of Nazi Germany, according to a 2014 United Nations investigation, but human-rights abuses will not be discussed at the summit likely to focus heavily on denuclearization. The father of Grace Jo, a North Korean defector who now lives in Washington D.C., died on a train heading to a North Korean prison camp. “[Trump] should not make a deal with terrorists,” Jo told NBC News. Trump previously criticized North Korea’s human-rights record, saying in February: “An estimated 100,000 North Koreans suffer in gulags, toiling in forced labor and enduring torture, starvation, rape, and murder on a constant basis.”