At a rally in Duluth, Minnesota, Wednesday night, President Donald Trump praised North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying that the young dictator would make North Korea into a “great country.”
He went on to boast about how well he got along with Jong-un.
“I got along with Kim Jung-on, and that’s a good thing, not a bad thing.”
As the audience cheered, Trump confessed that things could still go wrong in America’s dealings with the North Korean regime, but that conflict had been averted.
“Right now, you are so safe,” he assured them.
“All over Asia they’re celebrating because of the great achievements we’ve made” Trump said, flattering the crowd by suggesting they too had played a role in the North Korean summit by putting him in office.
While the meeting between the two leaders likely helped deescalate tensions — a good thing — critics nevertheless frown on Donald Trump lavishing praise on a murderous regime notorious for jailing and killing dissidents.
‘Not surprised at all that the president sides with the white nationalists’: Native American Congresswoman
One of the first two Native America women blasted President Donald Trump for siding with white nationalists on Saturday.
Following the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville in 2017, Trump claimed there were "fine people" on both sides when he defended the alt-Right and Neo-Nazi event.
Two years later, Trump has gone even further, blaming only the anti-fascist activists confronting far-right marching in Portland, Oregon in a way that reminds many of the invasion of Charlottesville.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) was asked about Trump's tweet by CNN's Ana Cabrera.
‘He believes he’s a king and a dictator’: Ex-GOP congressman backs impeaching ‘unfit conman’ Trump
President Donald Trump was blasted on MSNBC on Saturday by a former Republican congressman for being an "unfit conman."
Rev. Al Sharpton interviewed former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) about a recent New York Times op-ed he wrote calling for Trump to face a primary challenge from the right.
"There’s a strong case for President Trump to face a Republican primary challenger," Walsh wrote. "I know a thing or two about insurgencies. I entered Congress in 2011 as an insurgent Tea Party Republican."
Heather Heyer’s mom says things have gotten worse since Charlottesville — but she has a solution
CNN's Ana Cabrera on Saturday interviewed Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer. Her daughter was murdered by a white nationalist terrorist during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017.
"When you watch what’s happening in Portland, thankfully everything right now is peaceful, but does it sort of give you that knee-jerk reaction where your hackles kind of go up, just given everything your family has been through?" Cabrera asked.
"My hackles don’t really go down anymore," Bro replied. "I am constantly tracking these things around the country as they happen. Yeah, I think after two years ago, mine will never completely go down again."