Trump: Kim Jong Un And I ‘Fell In Love’ (Huffington Post link): What a difference a year makes.
President Donald Trump told supporters at a rally in Wheeling, West Virginia, on Saturday that he and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un have fallen in love. Yes, really. The former foes, who once hurled such insults as “Rocketman” and “Dotard” at each other, are now reportedly smitten if Trump’s latest comments are anything to go by.
“I like him, he likes me. I guess that’s okay. Am I allowed to say that?” the president said.
Referring to the pair’s highly choreographed summit in Singapore earlier this year, Trump said that both were “tough” and spent time going “back and forth.”
“And then we fell in love, okay” he said. “No really. He wrote me beautiful letters, and they’re great letters. We fell in love.”
Earlier Saturday, North Korea’s foreign minister said that there was “no way we will denuclearize” without concessions being made by the US.
Atrocities Under Kim Jong-un: Indoctrination, Prison Gulags, Executions (The New York Times link): With the meeting of President Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea on Tuesday in Singapore, human rights groups are watching for Mr. Trump to bring up North Korea’s widespread crimes against humanity. Mr. Kim rules with extreme brutality, making his nation among the worst human rights violators in the world.
In North Korea, these crimes “entail extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions and other sexual violence, persecution on political, religious, racial and gender grounds, the forcible transfer of populations, the enforced disappearance of persons and the inhumane act of knowingly causing prolonged starvation,” concluded a 2014 United Nations report that examined North Korea.
Mod: There's more at the link, though I'm sure you get the point.