Trump slammed after celebrating Kim Jong Un’s ‘good health’ as the US COVID-19 death toll nears 200,000
- President Donald Trump offered North Korean leader Kim Jong Un well wishes on Thursday, prompting confusion and outrage on social media.
- “Kim Jong Un is in good health. Never underestimate him!” Trump tweeted.
- Congressional lawmakers and reporters slammed Trump for celebrating the “good health” of one of the world’s most repressive rulers.
President Donald Trump faced backlash online Thursday after celebrating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s “good health.”
“Kim Jong Un is in good health. Never underestimate him!” Trump tweeted.
Kim is widely regarded as among the most repressive rulers in the world, and largely maintains power via a brutal system of concentration camps.Advertisement
Between Kim’s terrible human rights record and the fact the US is nearing 200,000 confirmed deaths from coronavirus, many on Twitter (including congressional lawmakers) apparently found it highly inappropriate that Trump hailed the North Korean leader’s health.
—Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) September 10, 2020