President Trump reiterated his praise of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as an honorable man by calling his approach to political assassination and imprisonment without due process as among the most honorable he’s ever seen.
“You can kill your enemies and imprison them at will in a dishonorable way or an honorable way, and I have to grant that President Kim takes the honorable way,” Trump said today.
Trump also said Kim honorably treats his people like faceless life masses who have no identity distinct from their role in the regime.
“I think he gets an unfair shake by the fake media, which is unfortunately a disgrace to our country and not honorable at all,” Trump said.
The Trump administration has been holding meetings with the North Korean regime in preparation for a meeting between Trump and Kim, who just signed a peace treaty with South Korea’s leader, Moon Jae-in.
Trump condemned as dishonorable members of Congress who didn’t give him a standing ovation at his last State of the Union and he singled out California Governor Jerry Brown as “the most dishonorable man on the face of the earth” for trying to protect people who came to the United States looking for a better life and who take jobs that native-born Americans don’t want because they often involve back-breaking labor in inhumane conditions. “He’s a disgrace,” Trump said of Brown.
Trump said he’s hoping to find a time to meet with Kim, who keeps a busy schedule preventing his people from watching what they want go watch, listening to what they want to listen to, reading what they want to read, going where they want to go, and saying what they want to say. “He’s got a lot to keep an eye on,” Trump said. “But an honorable man does what he has to do and you can tell his people appreciate that. No one criticizes him. We need more of that here, I can tell you. But a lot of our people aren’t honorable. It’s a disgrace the bad things they say about me.”
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