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President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Chairman Kim Jong Un have had an erratic relationship to say the least.

During the 2016 campaign, then-candidate Trump referred to Kim as "Little Rocket Man" and mocked his weight. During his presidency, however, Trump made multiple negotiations with the dictator, claiming to love him. Both leaders boasted a cease on missile testing in North Korea, though it wasn't actually carried out.

Now, the relationship has soured again. Kim threatened a potential long range missile test as a "Christmas gift" to the U.S.

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US President Donald Trump speaks during a "Make America Great Again" rally at Aaron Bessant Amphitheater in Panama City Beach, Florida on May 8, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

A mysterious whistleblower complaint relating to President Donald Trump's interactions with an unnamed foreign leader is setting the stage for heightened discord between Congress and White House intelligence officials.

According to Washington Post reporters Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Shane Harris, the complaint—filed August 12—involves a "promise" from Trump to another world leader that the whistleblower found concerning.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 19: (AFP OUT) Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) attends a lunch with members of Congress hosted by US President Donald J. Trump (not pictured) in the State Dining Room of the White House on July 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Michael Reynolds - Pool/Getty Images)

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is one of the least liked politicians in Washington. From George W. Bush to Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to the Satanic Temple, Cruz has a long list of detractors.

Now, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) can be added to the list.

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People were confused when President Donald Trump claimed that First Lady Melania Trump "has gotten to know" North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un well, despite the fact that she hasn't attended any of the summits Trump has conducted with Kim over the two and a half years of his presidency.

"Kim Jong Un, who I've gotten to know extremely well — the first lady has gotten to know Kim Jong Un," Trump said, "and I think she would agree with me — he is a man with a country that has tremendous potential."

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President Donald Trump's use of false claims and outright lies to bolster support among his base is well documented. And while many encourage the press to call the President out on his dishonesty in real time, Trump's latest doozy got a quick fact check from an unexpected source.

After attending the G20 conference in Japan, President Donald Trump traveled to South Korea to the demilitarized zone between South and North Korea. For the first time, a United States President publicly bowed to the demands of a foreign dictator when Trump crossed into North Korea for a photo op with the country's leader, Kim Jong Un.

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President Donald Trump appeared alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on a visit to Japan, in which he sided with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un regarding Kim's comments about former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Trump said:

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Americans can bet that the North Korean government won't be endorsing former Vice President and 2020 frontrunner for president Joe Biden any time soon.

Biden referred to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as a "tyrant" at a recent campaign event. This clearly didn't sit well with Kim, because the North Korean government shot back at Biden with a stream of insults that could rival a tweet storm from President Donald Trump.

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