New WH Press Secretary reportedly ‘roughed up’ in scuffle with N. Korean security, Acosta reports ‘all out brawl’

The historic encounter between President Trump and Kim Jong Un (KJU) at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) on Sunday was apparently not without casualties, as new White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham reportedly was bruised a bit in a scuffle with North Korean security.

Grisham was trying to help members of the White House press corps get through to get a closer view of the handshake between the two leaders at the DMZ and was pushing back at the guards attempting to create a path for the reporters as she shouted “Go! Go!” At that point, he North Koreans reporters said, became overly motivated in fulfilling their duties to keep KJU well protected.

Jim Acosta of CNN called it an “all-out brawl.”

It’s unclear how seriously injured Grisham was or if others also were hurt. It’s possible the whole thing was much ado about nothing.

Here is the moment where the altercation took place as Grisham tried to clear a path for the press …

Video by YTN


In announcing the agreement by KJU to meet him at the DMZ, President Trump said, “We are going to the DMZ border, and I will be meeting with Chairman Kim. … I look forward to developing a good relationship. We understand each other. I think he understands me and I think I maybe understand him. Sometimes that can lead to very good things.

“I thought I would just mention that when we came here,” the President said, “our great ambassador (Harry Harris Jr.) arrived last night who is here someplace, was talking about the turmoil going on because of the level of — the vitriol, the level of vitriol happening between north and south. But it was north to a large extent where there was a lot of risk and a lot of threat and a lot of bad things were happening. That was before I became president, as you know and the media know because they covered it very well and fairly.

“At the beginning, there was a lot of anger between myself and Kim Jong Un,” explained the President. (Then) something happened, there was a point at which it happened and all of a sudden we get along.”

“I was in Japan where they hosted a fantastic G20, I just want to thank Prime Minister Abe, because he did a fantastic job. A lot of good meetings came out of that with other countries from the standpoint of the United States.

“But we decided to come here a while ago as part of going to the G20, as I promised President Moon. I was thinking, I’m here, let’s see if we can say hello to Kim Jong-Un. And I put out the word, and he got back and he wanted to do it from the beginning and so did I. But there is a lot of good feeling. When sometimes the media will say gee what’s happened? They know what’s happened in the nuclear testing, there was ballistic missile testing. They had hostages of ours, (we) would not meet with him. And for some reason, we have a certain chemistry or whatever. Let’s see what happens. We have a long way to go. But no rush. Sanctions are on. I’m in no rush with Iran, I am never in a rush. If you are in a rush you get yourself in trouble. So I just want to say that we are going to be heading out to the DMZ … (I) had the idea yesterday to maybe say hello. Shake hands and say hello because we haven’t seen each other since Vietnam. A great meeting in Vietnam. It’s all part of the whole negotiation. But we had a great meeting in Vietnam. We had a great meeting in Singapore. Everyone gave us praise for Singapore and not Vietnam. The meeting in Vietnam in terms of a deal was more important than Singapore,” said Trump.

“So I think what I would like to do is we’ll take one or two questions. Then I’m going to head out to the DMZ and pay my respect to everybody, including some soldiers. We have tremendous military here. And we are going to see some of our great American soldiers. We’ll be talking to them. And I will be seeing Kim Jong Un.

Watch a portion of the DMZ meeting here …

Video by Bloomberg




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