A Fox News anchor argued with Trump about Kim Jong Un’s human-rights violations while Trump praised his leadership
President Donald Trump expressed admiration for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s rule over his country.
Trump called Kim “a tough guy” for being able to “take over a country” at 27-years-old.
In 2017, Trump made similar comments about Kim. Trump described Kim as a “a pretty smart cookie” for cementing his dictatorial rule after his father, Kim Jong-il, died in 2011.
President Donald Trump expressed admiration for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s firm grip of his country during an interview with Fox News anchor Bret Baier aboard Air Force One.
“He’s a tough guy,” Trump said to Baier as he departed Singapore on Wednesday evening. “Hey, when you take over a country, tough country, with tough people, and you take it over from your father — I don’t care who you are, what you are, how much of an advantage you have.”
“If you can do that at 27-years-old, I mean, that’s one in 10,000 that can do that,” Trump added. “So he’s a very smart guy. He’s a great negotiator. But I think we understand each other.”
Trump seemed to ignore Baier’s reminders that Kim has killed people — including his own uncle and his half-brother — in the name of keeping his grip on power.
President @realDonaldTrump on Kim Jong Un: “He’s a very smart guy, he’s a great negotiator, but I think we understand each other.” #SpecialReport https://t.co/zyzto9D0bJ pic.twitter.com/KfIh8PcIEK
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 13, 2018
In 2017, Trump made similar comments about Kim. Trump described Kim as “a pretty smart cookie” for cementing his dictatorial rule after his father, Kim Jong-il, died in 2011. Starting with Kim Il-sung, North Korean leaders have passed down their rule to their heirs.
“He’s dealing with obviously very tough people, in particular the generals and others,” Trump …read more
Source:: Business Insider