"I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong- Un," Trump told the Wall Street Journal in an interview.
"I have relationships with people. I think you people are surprised."
The paper reported that Trump would not be drawn on whether contacts had already been initiated between the two foes.
Trump has repeatedly insulted the North Korean leader, describing him as mad and a "rocket man."
Asked if he had spoken to Kim, Trump said "I don't want to comment on it. I'm not saying I have or haven't. I just don't want to comment.
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