President Donald Trump’s “unannounced” interview with Fox News’ Fox and Friends on the White House front lawn this morning has left the internet shocked and furious.
He added, “He’s the head of a country, I mean, he’s the stronghold, don’t let anyone think anything different. He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.”
Wow. This just happened.
Watch it here:
Trump speaking on Kim Jung un: "He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same." pic.twitter.com/gNrwYVG6t6
— Chris Strider (@stridinstrider) June 15, 2018
The clip quickly became viral on Twitter, with many people offended by Trump’s words. Some users compared the president to a dictator.
THIS is what Trump said about Kim Jong-un: "He speaks and his people sit up in attention. I want my people to do the same." Yes, folks, we have a president who thinks he is a dictator! He flatters our enemies and alienates our allies!
— Chip Coffey (@chipcoffey) June 15, 2018
President Trump on North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un: "He speaks and his people sit up in attention. I want my people to do the same."
There's one problem, Donald. We're not your people and we never will be.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) June 15, 2018
Trump was “being respectful” when he saluted a NoKo general. He was “being sarcastic” when he referred to U.S. citizens as “my people.” He was “being fair” when he said Nazis were “good people.”
I am “being dead serious” when I say he is unfit for office and needs to go.
— Occam's Razor (@occamsrazor45) June 15, 2018
Moments ago, @realDonaldTrump said, on Kim Jong Un: “He speaks and his people sit up and [pay] attention. I want my people to do the same.”
As a veteran of 21 years, I support and defend the Constitution. What you’re doing is against that. So you will NEVER get that from me.
— Robert People (@PeoplesCourt79) June 15, 2018
"[Kim Jong Un] speaks, and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same."
In just two short sentences, Trump reveals both his love of dictatorships and his complete ignorance of democracy. pic.twitter.com/i2AnzSTH7V
— Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) June 15, 2018
BREAKING: President Trump, moments ago talking about the murderous North Korean Dictator, Kim Jong Un:
“He speaks and his people sit up and [pay] attention. I want my people to do the same”
Nah, I'll pass on that one, but I'm sure your MAGA hat-wearing supporters would love to.
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) June 15, 2018
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) June 15, 2018
‘My People’?? Really @realDonaldTrump ? I’ll sit in a gulag before becoming your people
— Olga Lautman (@olgaNYC1211) June 15, 2018
Trump referred to citizens of the United States as "my people" and "followers" this morning.
I am NOT his. I am NOT a follower.
We are citizens. We are human beings of conscience.
— Diana Butler Bass (@dianabutlerbass) June 15, 2018
In this video Trump says when Kim Jong-Un speaks, "his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same."
Some are arguing he means HIS STAFF, not THE people.
This isn't any better.
Kim MURDERED the generals that were not loyal. pic.twitter.com/d2Rs6qsO76
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) June 15, 2018
Later, again talking to reporters at the White House, Trump brushed off his “my people” comment. When asked to clarify, the president waved his hand. “I’m kidding. You don’t understand sarcasm.”
Pres. Trump claims his earlier comment saying he wanted "my people" to act toward him as North Koreans do to Kim Jong Un was a joke. "You don't understand sarcasm." https://t.co/dMeVjlPoyT pic.twitter.com/ImAfVCyUNM
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) June 15, 2018
Watch: Trump made a fake movie trailer for his meeting with Kim Jong Un, and it’s bizarre
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