At the end of his mandate, any American president must send all his emails, letters and other working documents to the National Archives, which is responsible for keeping them.
But upon leaving Washington, the Republican billionaire has, according to the washington post, decided to take several boxes with him to his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.
These included, among other things, gifts from foreign leaders, a letter left by his predecessor Barack Obama, but also several letters written by Kim Jong-un.
Donald Trump, the first US president in office to meet a member of the Kim dynasty, had a well-known epistolary relationship with the North Korean leader.
He wrote me beautiful letters, they are magnificent letters. We fell in love, the American president told his supporters in September 2018.
But last month, officials from the National Archives traveled to Florida to retrieve those boxes…and therefore Kim Jong-un’s letters, the report claims. washington post.
Donald Trump’s entourage and the National Archives did not respond to requests from theAFP.
Last week, however, this institution had already revealed that the former president had a habit of tearing up some of his working documents, another practice contrary to the rules.
Among the presidential documents received by the National Archives were paper documents that had been torn up by former President Trump, they had indicated to the AFP.
Some sheets of paper had been
reattached with adhesive tape through
White House records management officials, they specified. Others had been left as they were.