I'd like to thank President Trump, the Vice-President and his wonderful national security team, including my close friend, Gen. McMaster.
He also poked fun at Cohn's feelings on free trade, which differ greatly from his own. "He's been terrific. He may be a globalist, but I still like him".
"You know there's always somebody in the KKK that will be ready to show up and let him cry on their shoulder", he said. "He loves our country". That reportedly triggered Cohn's departure from the administration. The term is often used as a derogatory reference by opponents of free trade and international-leaning policies.
That usage of globalist has overlapped on the "alt-right" with anti-Semitic connotations.
Far right sites like Breitbart News, use the term as a way to describe Jewish people. Trump's White House staff has been depicted as divided between "globalists" like Cohn, Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and "nationalists" like former chief strategist Steve Bannon, trade adviser Peter Navarro and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
"I have a feeling you'll be back. I want to see the photo of President Trump crying with, I don't know, whoever's left".
Trump, in a move last week that surprised many of his top advisers, called for stiff tariffs on the import of steel and aluminum.
It is believed that Eui Yong informed President Trump that Kim has agreed to a meeting, whilst he was visiting the White House on Thursday.
He indicated that the order could be tailored to exclude certain countries and give him the power to raise and lower the percentages on individual countries at will.
I explained to President Trump that his leadership and his maximum pressure policy, together with global solidarity, brought us to this juncture.