Speaking at a West Virginia rally Saturday night, President Donald Trump told the tale of a terrifying courtship-his romance with North Korea’s ruthless authoritarian leader, Kim Jong-un. "I was really being tough, and so was he," said Trump. "We were going back and forth. And then we fell in love." It’s When Harry Met Sally, with nukes.
"No really, he wrote me beautiful letters," Trump continued. "They were great letters. And then we fell in love."
Trump was well aware of the deep inappropriateness of a (somewhat) democratically-elected president describing himself as being in love with the leader of a bloodthirsty regime. "They’ll say, ‘Donald Trump said they fell in love. How horrible!’" continued the President, predicting the public's reaction to his remarks. "'How horrible is that. So unpresidential.'"
Er, yes. That's the reaction. Because it is horrible for Trump to joke about his affection for a man who’s responsible for the executions of hundreds of people. But don’t expect Trump to understand-he’s just a president, standing in front of a murderous dictator, asking him to love him.
Trump says this -- earnestly! -- about Kim Jong Un: "We went back and forth, then we fell in love. He wrote me beautiful letters. And they are great letters. We fell in love." pic.twitter.com/05KpsRgkZJ
- Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 30, 2018
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