At last night’s Commander-in-Chief forum in New York City, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump went out of his way to heap praise on Russia’s strongman, Vladimir Putin.
Speaking of the former KGB spy, Trump said, “Certainly … he’s been a leader, far more than our president has been a leader.” Trump continued his reverence for Putin by noting, among other things, the Russian president’s “82 percent approval rating.”
Trump told forum moderator, Matt Lauer, he appreciated some of the kind words Putin has had for him. “Well, I think when he calls me brilliant, I think I’ll take the compliment, okay?”
And just now, we are getting breaking news out of North Korea that its enigmatic leader, Kim Jong-Un, has joined the Trump fan club.
“To great man, Mr. Donald J. Trump, I wish to offer much praise and support in journey to win election. You would be most excellent leader,” said Jong-Un. “You are wise man and understand how weak and corrupt your country leaders. You understand all nations having right to defend selves. All nations be armed with nuclear weapons you say so righteously.”
Political analysts are scrambling to understand the young dictator. Why has he decided to get involved in American politics?
A source close to the North Korean leader, who would only speak on condition of anonymity, shed some light on the mystery.
“Our Dear Leader very proud jealous man. He not feel he get enough world respect like Putin. Putin get 82% love of his people; Kim Jong-Un loved by 110%.”
The source went on to say Jong-Un’s decision to praise Trump might have been influenced by the backward country’s fifth nuclear test the other day which went mostly unnoticed by the world.
“Our Dear Leader know Trump media savvy,” said the anonymous source. “Everything he say do get big coverage. Maybe Jong-Un doing for publicity.”
Undoubtedly Jong-Un picked up on a line from last night’s forum. Speaking of Putin, Trump said, “If he says great things about me, I’m going to say great things about him.”
By praising Trump, the shrewd North Korean dictator is betting on a reciprocal embrace and some much needed media buzz.
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