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.
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Trump Celebrates ‘Good Health’ Of North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un

Despite multiple crises happening in America and the release of damaging interviews with Bob Woodward (including details of him lying to the public about a deadly virus) for his new book, Rage, President Donald Trump fired off a celebratory tweet on Thursday morning praising the health of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

“Kim Jong Un is in good health,” Trump tweeted. “Never underestimate him!”

Like many of the president’s tweets, the praise for Kim is spectacularly ill-timed. In addition to revealing that Trump was fully aware of the danger of COVID-19 and deliberately chose to downplay its severity to the public, Woodward’s book also portrayed a concerning relationship between Trump and Kim, which included at least 27 “love letters” between the two men. Via Washington Post:

Trump was taken with Kim’s flattery, Woodward writes, telling the author pridefully that Kim had addressed him as “Excellency.” Trump

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Trump insists Kim Jong Un is in ‘good health’

President Trump on Thursday insisted that Kim Jong Un is in “good health” — following rumors that the leader of the Hermit Kingdom was gravely ill.

“Kim Jong Un is in good health. Never underestimate him!” Trump tweeted.

The president’s comment about the North Korean dictator comes as more details of their relationship emerged in Bob Woodward’s latest book, “Rage.”

Trump reportedly has “love letters” from Kim fawning over him.

Kim reportedly wrote in one letter of “that moment of history when I firmly held Your Excellency’s hand at the beautiful and sacred location as the whole world watched with great interest and hope to relive the honor of that day.”

“He never smiled before. I’m the only one he smiles with,” Trump told Woodward in interviews contained in the book.

For months, speculation has swirled over Kim’s health, with some reports saying he was in a vegetative state

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Trump slammed after celebrating Kim Jong Un’s ‘good health’

  • 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. 
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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.

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.

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