“He speaks and his people sit up in attention. I want my people to do the same.”
-- Trump praising Kim Jong-un, who he says truly loves his people
So many quotes to choose from after the impromptu interview our Despot-in-Training gave to "Fox News" today. But we'll go with this one, at least first, because it provides such an endearing overview.
A) American citizens aren't Constitutionally "his people."
B) North Koreans pay attention because Kim can (and does) imprison or murder them if they don't.
C) It's possible that Trump was referring to his staff, since he pointed to the White House. It is also possible that deep down or even on the surface he wasn't referring only to his staff. Especially since there's no particular evidence that his staff doesn't pay attention, and since there is evidence he hates dissent.
Addendum to GOP officials: Kim Jong-un has imprisoned 120,000 political dissidents. IF this is who you truly want to keep following, it won't work here. We actually have elections. (And many have a conscience.) P.S. Kim has had 140 top government officials killed, including his half-brother and uncle. So, you might not want to get *too* close in GOP hierarchy or personal importance...
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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