In an interview with CBS, "60 Minutes," which aired on Sunday night, President Trump said he trusted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to cut back on his nuclear weapons program, and he writes of their special relationship of "good chemistry "too.  "I get along well with him, I have good energy with him, I have good chemistry with him, look at the terrible threats that were made, no more threats, no more threats," he said opposite "60 Minutes" correspondent Leslie Stahl.
Steel pressed Trump's words of "love" for Kim at a rally in Wheeling, West Virginia, last month and cited the dictator's cv on alleged human rights abuses
Steel asked, "He presides over a cruel empire of the Suppression, gulags, famines ̵
Trump said, "I know all these things, I mean, I'm not a baby, I know those things … I'll handle him, okay?"  Trump noticed that his words of "love" for Kim were just a phrase.
After Steel had compared the overtures with a "hug," Trump replied, "Let it be a hug, let it all be to get the job done."
Though he reached a summit in Singapore in June Kim has yet to give a convincing sign that he is ready to throw away his nuclear weapons as his strongest guarantee of survival.
Trump said their collaboration is already a "big achievement."
"The day before I entered, we went to war with North Korea, sitting with President Obama … and – we wanted – I think it would end in the war, and my impression is – and even in my first one Months, I mean, the rhetoric was as hard as it could possibly be, it will not get any harder, "the president said. "No one has ever heard rhetoric so hard, we would go to war with North Korea, you will not hear that now, you hear nothing of it, and (Kim) does not want to go to war, and we do not want to go to war, and he understands denuclearization and he has agreed, and you see, he has agreed, no rockets. "
The schedule for full and final denuclearization of North Korea is still in full swing.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Kim in Pyongyang last week to build another summit between him and Trump after months of friction, at a lower level talks in which North Korea accused Washington of "criminal-like" demands for denuclearization.
Trump told Steel that he trusted Kim, "but we'll see what happens."
"They are closing," added the President, when asked if North Korea had lost any weapons.
"They did not test a rocket, they did not test a rocket, they definitely did not do a nuclear test because they know very quickly, they kind of move the earth, and we have a relationship now," Trump said.
Fears in Washington that Pyongyang has lingered behind its alleged promise to reduce nuclear weapons have left US international sanctions for exports of oil to seafood. Resolutions that had cut off all North Korean exports account for 90 percent of its trade. The sanctions are considered to be partly responsible for the thaw in relations that led to the denuclearization summit.
The President stated, "This is not the Obama administration, I did not relax the sanctions, I did not do anything, I did not do anything, I met, I think he likes me, I like him, we do have a good relationship, it's very important. "
The Associated Press has contributed to this report.