Perhaps the most surprising section of the interview was Trump's reference to "probably" having a "very good relationship" with Kim Jong Un.
"I have relationships with people", Trump continued.
"You'll see that a lot with me", Trump said about his fiery tweets and nuclear missile threats.
"I'm not saying I have or haven't", Trump said.
Kim, on the other hand, has charged that he would "tame the mentally deranged USA dotard with fire", referring to Trump.
Although Trump's tone toward North Korea and its leader mostly ranged from "Little Rocket Man" and threats of "fire and fury" past year, Trump, at times, has also praised its leader and indicated that he would be open to talks with him.
On Sunday, CIA Director Mike Pompeo stressed his view that an attack from North Korea was not imminent, though the North appeared to be a few months away from reaching the capability of putting a US city at risk of a nuclear attack.
A typical round of outrage ensued, directed not at the North Korean dictator but at the president of the United States.
North Korea will send a team down to PyeongChang, North Korean athletes and officials will preen before the world's media, and the biggest stories from the Games will not be who wins what but which North Koreans are shaking hands with which South Koreans, how honest their smiles are and exactly what they are murmuring to one another.
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Washington's strategy for persuading Pyongyang to slow its nuclear ambitions is heavily dependent on the economic isolation of North Korea. In December, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said North Korea wants to engage in a direct dialog with the United States to assure its security, adding that Russia could help with these talks.
The U.S. has not had formal negotiations with North Korea on its nuclear program since 2012.
Trump has derided the North Korean leader as a "maniac" and referred to him as "little rocket man".
"I don't know what the word permanent means", Trump said when asked if his relationship with Bannon was permanently ruptured because of Bannon's cooperation with Michael Wolff's book about the Trump administration, Fire and Fury.
Trump told the newspaper a decision by the United States and South Korea to postpone military exercises until after next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea "sends a good message to North Korea". In their eyes, the Pentagon is rehearsing elements of a coordinated military operation one step at a time.
Would Kim Jong-Un flex his country's muscles by ordering missile tests while the Games are going on?
Trump discussed North Korea in a call Thursday with French President Emmanuel Macron of France.
Putin's remarks come just days after North and South Korea entered into the first high-level talks between the countries in more than two years earlier this week.