Before and after this statement, he made false allegations about Barack Obama, NATO and tariffs.
"He called Kim Jong Un on several occasions to meet," Trump said. "President Obama wanted to meet with Kim Jong Un, and Kim Jong Un said no. Numerous times he called."
Several former Obama officials, including former security adviser Susan Rice and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, have been on record to declare Trump's claim false. Independent experts contacted by CNN also said that Trump was wrong Obama's administration occasionally made diplomatic outreach to North Korea, but its primary intention was to convince Kim Jong Un and his father and predecessor Kim Jong Il to return to the six-country negotiations that had been merged. known to have been floated at any time.
Obama pursued a policy, commonly known as "strategic patience", of falling into direct engagement with the Kim regime at all, let alone at presidential level as long as they refused to stop their belligerent behavior.
Charges on China
Trump again claimed that China widow ll pay for US rates.
"(B) y the way, billions and billions of dollars of tariffs come in and China pays for it, not our people."
Economic studies have found that US consumers carry most of the weight of these tariffs, not China.
Two recent papers have found that tariffs on Chinese goods have raised US consumer prices because importers often pass on prices to domestic producers, who sometimes increase the price of their product to cover their costs and sometimes eat the price. self.
The Chinese supplier may take some of the burden of the tariff by reducing its prices to maintain a US market, but these studies show that the burden is sharply falling on US consumers and businesses.
 On Friday, Trump presented reporters in the White House and praised his daughter Ivanka for her work with jobs.
"Ivanka has worked on nearly 10 million jobs, coaches and goes to businesses and makes them employ people," Trump
Facts First: Trump is right that Ivanka has worked on job training , but it is not true that 10 million jobs have been created.
This time, Trump draws closer to the truth by saying she "worked on" job creation. But exaggerate what the administration has secured from companies.
It is true that Ivanka works with companies on job training programs. But it is not correct to say that they are all new jobs. Instead, they are training opportunities. In a press release last year, the White House described these opportunities as "apprenticeships and work-based learning, continuing education, job creation and recognition". These opportunities may be for current employees.
So it is inaccurate to suggest that the number of training opportunities that are pledged is "jobs". The timeline of these options spans five years. And many of them match existing business goals and numbers.
This story is updated.