Former President Jimmy Carter is offering some advice to President Trump.
Speaking on Tuesday at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, the 39th president offered a damning indictment of USA foreign policy and domestic affairs and was particularly critical of the nation's direction under Trump's leadership. "He said if he would send his "top person to Pyongyang immediately" if he were in office".
The pair spoke to a packed audience at the Carter Center, where they covered those topics and spoke about the current administration's efforts to deal with North Korea.
"If I didn't go myself", Carter added.
"Until we're willing to talk to them and treat them with respect as human beings, which they are, then I don't think we'll make any progress", the former president said.
Trump earlier this year intensified his rhetoric against North Korea.
Mr. Carter says he has no hope President Trump can broker peace between Israel and Palestinians.
Carter criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a Trump ally, for having "no intention at all of having a two-state solution".