"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump told Reuters in a wide-ranging interview Thursday. The president said Democrats would be to blame if the government could not pass a temporary funding bill by the weekend.
Trump said that there is a chance of a “major” conflict with North Korea, adding that he thought the country’s leader Kim Jong Un is in a difficult predicament, having taken over the regime at a young age.
The U.S. president also attacked South Korea over a “horrible” free-trade deal.
Reflecting on his time in office, Trump said: "This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.” He lamented the limits to his privacy, now that he has 24-hour Secret Service protection and “can't drive any more."
"You're really into your own little cocoon, because you have such massive protection that you really can't go anywhere," the president said.