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The U.S. leader lamented his lack of privacy, and said Kim Jong Un's job is "not easy," having taken over a regime at just

Donald Trump has admitted he thought being president “would be easier” as a potential government shutdown looms ahead of the milestone of his first 100 days in office on Saturday.

"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.

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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."

U.S. President Donald Trump said that his job as president is harder than he thought as he shrugged off a potential government shutdown and called for more sanctions to deter a nuclear attack from North Korea.CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

"You're really into your own little cocoon, because you have such massive protection that you really can't go anywhere," the president said.

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