The world was watching President Donald Trump as he arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam for his summit with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un.
The US President tweeted a shout-out to his “friend”, Kim Jong Un, talking about the “awesome” opportunity for North Korea if they denuclearize.
In case you missed it, Trump’s buddy Kim Jong Un is a totalitarian dictator who ordered the assassination of his uncle and his half-brother, and who tortures and kills political prisoners.
Vietnam is thriving like few places on earth. North Korea would be the same, and very quickly, if it would denuclearize. The potential is AWESOME, a great opportunity, like almost none other in history, for my friend Kim Jong Un. We will know fairly soon – Very Interesting!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 27, 2019
Not everyone was as psyched about the president getting cozy with Kim Jong Un for that very reason, so they took to Twitter to remind him..
The uncle he killed with anti-aircraft guns. Let’s not forget that. https://t.co/aZPX30aPzT
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) February 27, 2019
Trump calling a murderous dictator his “friend” and every Republican just nodding along is really an understated absurdity of this era. https://t.co/3OhFDu0QrU
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) February 27, 2019
Trump refers to the maniacal homicidal dictator of North Korea as a friend. The very same Kim Jong Un who ordered the execution of hundreds of officials, his brother, & uncle. Execution methods include "feeding naked prisoners to hungry animals & use of anti-aircraft guns." pic.twitter.com/FlPp8x2Gla
— HawaiiDelilah™ Unredacted Version (@HawaiiDelilah) February 27, 2019
Your “friend” tortured and killed Otto Warmbier, remember? https://t.co/6MAdkMnHkf
— Jay (@JayCaruso) February 27, 2019
That alliance, however, may not be the best news for the country Donald Trump has been tasked with representing.