President Joe Biden appeared to criticize his immediate predecessor, former President Donald Trump, on Friday while discussing the approach his administration planned to take on North Korea.
Biden gave a joint press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and said he wanted to achieve “total denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula. North Korea, a dictatorship led by kim jong Un, is a nuclear power.
The president said he wouldn’t meet with Kim unless the North Korean leader made a commitment to discuss the nuclear weapons issue. Former President Trump met with Kim three times.
“What I would not do is what has been done in the recent past,” Biden said.