Voters who identify as Republicans hold North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in a slightly more favorable view than they do Democrat Congressman Nancy Pelosi, per a new poll. The survey, which was conducted by Ipsos on behalf of The Daily Beast, polled approximately 1,000 self-identifying Republican voters and found that — following Trump’s summit in Singapore with Kim — 19 percent of GOP voters had a favorable view of the DPRK leader, while 17 percent of the same group saw Pelosi favorably. However, Kim was deemed unfavorable by 75 percent of the group of Republicans, while Pelosi was deemed unfavorable by 72 percent of respondents. This data comes after Trump repeatedly praised Kim following their historic summit, as he told Fox News that the dictator is “the strong head [of his country]” and added, “He speaks, and his people sit up at attention. I want my people Continue reading "Poll: Republican Voters Have a More Favorable View of Kim Jong Un Than Nancy Pelosi"
On Saturday, MSNBC’s Joy Reid sat down with Art of the Deal co-author Tony Schwartz to talk about President Donald Trump‘s recent defense of brutal, human rights trampling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Earlier this week, Trump was asked by Fox News’ Bret Baier about the “killer” despot and how he can continue to say nice things about him despite all the bad things he has done. Trump replied, saying this: “Yeah, but so have a lot of other people have done some really bad things.” Referencing that remark, Reid asked Schwartz about Trump’s praise of Kim Jong Un including going so far as to call Kim a “smart guy.” Schwartz replied, “Only a person with no conscience could say that…That is deranged.” Reid then asked Schwartz if, when working with him, he ever heard Trump express gentleness or empathy. Schwartz responded by saying Trump Continue reading "Art of the Deal Co-Author Blasts Trump’s ‘Deranged’ Praise of Kim Jong Un: POTUS ‘Lacks a Soul’"
President Donald Trump gave a surprise interview to Fox & Friends earlier today, and then eventually opened up to the rest of the White House press pool, which led to 51 minutes of sparring with the media and all sorts of unbelievable statements. Since the report from the Justice Department Inspector General is still the top story of day, Trump fielded a number of questions on that topic — many of which he used to rip on James Comey, Peter Strzok, Hillary Clinton and his many other political enemies. The IG report was hardly the only topic that came up though, and Trump ended up making headlines with his comments on the G7, North Korea, and everything in between. To make things simple for you, here’s a list of the 10 craziest moments during Trump’s media scrum. 1. Trump Trashes Comey, Says its “Ridiculous” the IG Found No Evidence Continue reading "Here Are the 10 Craziest Moments From Trump’s Bonkers 51 Minute Media Blitz"
President Donald Trump now has a concrete reason why he’s been, shall we say, lenient on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un‘s human rights record. “Because I don’t want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family,” he told CBS Correspondent Weijia Jiang Friday morning in response to her question about why he hasn’t roundly condemned the dictator. “I want to have a good relationship with North Korea,” he said. “I want to have a good relationship with many other countries. What I’ve done, if you remember, if you’re fair, which most of you aren’t, but if you are fair, but when I came in, people thought we were probably going to war with North Korea.” Jiang looked to follow up on this point, but Trump put out a hand to stop her, said, “Quiet, quiet,” as if shushing a child, and continued. “If we did, Continue reading "Trump to Reporter: I’ve Been Soft on Kim ‘Because I Don’t Want to See a Nuclear Weapon Destroy You and Your Family’"
President Donald Trump gave a wild and impromptu interview to Fox & Friends host Peter Doocy on Friday, and continued his praise of Kim Jong Un, even suggesting he wished he received the same adulation as the North Korean dictator from his own staff. When asked about the progress of North Korea’s denuclearization, Trump said of Kim, “He wants to do it. He wants to do something great with his country. He wants to make his country great.” Then, unprompted, Trump explained Kim’s leadership of North Korea, and suggested he envied the dictator’s power. “He’s the head of a country, and I mean, he’s the strong head, don’t let anyone think anyone different,” Trump said. “He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.” It’s tricky to discern who Trump is talking about when he says “his people” here, Continue reading "Trump Praises Kim Jong Un: I Want My People to Treat Me Like North Koreans Treat Him"
President Donald Trump thinks Fox News isn’t as nice to him as North Korea’s state-run television is to dictator Kim Jon Un, The Washington Post reported. While in Singapore for his summit with Kim, Trump watched North Korean television, which is, for all intents and purposes, a propaganda machine, and remarked on the adulatory way a news anchor treated the leader. According to the Post, Trump then joked that Fox, long known to be supportive of the president, wasn’t even as generous with its praise toward him. He added that the North Korean anchor might want to instead consider getting a job on American television. However, Trump’s reaction to North Korean “news” was just one of several eye-opening details of his trip included in the report. Upon arriving for his meeting on Sunday with time to kill, Trump became anxious to sit down with Kim right away, telling two Continue reading "Trump Reportedly Joked That North Korean State-Run TV Treats Authority Even Better Than Fox News"
The White House press corps had a couple of questions about President Donald Trump‘s comments that appeared to defend North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. In an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier yesterday, Trump said that a lot of other people have done really bad things when reminded that Kim has done, well, some really bad things, like being a killer. “Certainly that’s a factual statement,” Sarah Sanders told incredulous reporters. “A lot of people have done some bad things. However, the president has not ignored the bad things that have been done by the North Korean regime.” She continued on: “The president has raised North Korea’s human rights record and the oppression of the regime. He raised them at the summit that took place earlier this week. But the focus of the summit was denuclearization and peace on the peninsula.” During the same press conference, Continue reading "Sarah Sanders on Trump’s Defense of Kim Jong Un’s Human Rights Abuses: ‘That’s a Factual Statement’"