Skip to comments.Trump says accused human rights abuser Kim Jong Un 'loves his people'
Posted on 06/12/2018 12:48:18 PM PDT by Simon Green
President Donald Trump praised North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un -- a man who leads a government that outside observers say brutalizes and starves its own citizens -- as someone who "loves his people."
Speaking with Voice of America's Greta Van Susteren following his historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, Trump called Kim "funny" and "smart."
"He's got a great personality. He's a funny guy, he's very smart, he's a great negotiator. He loves his people, not that I'm surprised by that," Trump said. "I think that we have the start of an amazing deal. We're going to denuke North Korea."
North Korea has perpetuated human rights abuses for decades, according to watchdog agencies, human rights groups and the US government. A 2014 report from a United Nations Human Rights Council commission found the country had committed violations including "arbitrary detention, torture, executions and enforced disappearance to political prison camps, violations of the freedoms of thought, expression and religion, (and) discrimination on the basis of State-assigned social class, gender, and disability."
Trump relayed that Kim reacted to discussing human rights "very well" but said they "were talking about the denuclearization 90% of the time."
"I understand the past and, you know, nobody has to tell me, he's a rough guy. He has to be a rough guy or he has been a rough person," Trump said. "He's smart, loves his people, he loves his country. He wants a lot of good things and that's why he's doing this."
"But he's starved them. He's been brutal to them. He still loves his people?" Van Susteren asked.
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The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. - Lao Tzu
What part of ‘beginnings’ do the mindless dolts in media not understand?
Keep it up, little lemmings. The more you show how much you despise that one step, the more people are abandoning you and the left.
Except for the ones eaten by dogs, shot buy ZSU-23s AA guns, or had mortars dropped on their heads.
Accused pedophiles at CNN write story about Trump, film at 11.
You can’t make a deal unless you treat your opposite number well.
Did Kim have Trump’s number (from the Chinese maybe??), as in maybe flatter him!!! “Loves “his people” (Kim), so he starves them and runs political prisoner camps??? Sorry, but Trump’s statement takes a “brdge too far” in the name of “diplomacy”. Somethings I can overlook; this one I cannot.
His audience is Kim himself. He is offering Kim a way forward. All of these remarks are to that end. Not that I expect any of the talking heads to get that.
“I love them......PULL!”
He’s only blown up a very small percentage of them.
some people just do what they know, maybe Kim doesn’t really know another way but is starting to open up to the possibility?
God can do amazing things. He often uses the least likely people to show His power and glory.
We can either pray along or just be like those who choose not to believe in the possibility at all.
So what? Doesn't make a difference what you overlook as long as Trump delivers. Not like you're going to go over there and tell Trump that he has to call Kim "Hitler" to his face, over and over and over again, with spit flying on to him.
It's a lead line...."If you love your people, this is what you should do."
CNN ignores Obama’s ties to the muslim brotherhood
Suddenly the left CARES about human rights!!!!! F*cking hypocrites!!! They didn’t care about human rights when bammy gave the castros a sweetheart deal, and when he delivered 15 billion dollars of our money to the iranian mullas.
Oh, please. He makes one misstep and he’ll be back to Little Rocket Man.
Honestly. It is what Trump does, not what he says.
Sometimes FR is like CNN.
He loves his people I’m sure of it. That love may manifest itself in very problematic ways. But unless your coming without failures and a pristine history crossing bridges won’t happen by lobbing grenades on the other side. May as well just live in a hole and pontificate all day and accomplish nothing. That’s not President Trump.
Tell me again how many human beings are aborted in the US every year?
The US Left already call Trump ‘literally hitler’
Asked if he had a message for the North Korean people, Trump said, "I think you have somebody that has a great feeling for them. He wants to do right by them and we got along really well. We had a great chemistry."
Trump loves his country too. Obama did not love this country.
Kim and Trump soul brothers.
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