The much-anticipated meet between the US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is over. Both the leaders did their best, setting aside the past 60 years of distrust and dark history for this historic meet.
The two had been taking jabs at each other in the past, but after the meet, the US President actually expressed his admiration for his counterpart.
He called Kim a tough guy who took over his country at a young age of 27 in an interview to Bret Baier, a Fox News anchor. While the anchor wanted Trump to talk about Kim’s human-rights violations, Trump actually chose to praise his leadership.
He said, “He’s a tough guy. Hey, when you take over a country, tough country, with tough people, and you take it over from your father – I don’t care who you are, what you are, how much of an advantage you have. If you can do that at 27-years-old, I mean, that’s one in 10,000 that can do that. So, he’s a very smart guy. He’s a great negotiator. But I think we understand each other.”
Trump was giving this interview aboard Air Force One and he chose to ignore the anchor’s comments about Kim getting his uncle and half-brother killed.
When the reporter pressed further, Trump said that it’s ok and many other people have also done some really bad things in the past. He played defensive on Kim. It looks like that President Trump is seldom bothered on the human rights violation front. Last year too, he had defended the Russian President Vladimir Putin on it.