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‘He looks as plump and baby-faced as he does in photos’: CNN’s Jim Acosta reveals what he witnessed from Kim Jong-un

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CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta went to the North Korean summit. While talking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Acosta detailed what he experienced overseas.

“It was interesting, because the day started with the White House having a lot of jitters about us being around Kim Jong-un, and in the beginning in those pools with Kim Jong-un and President Trump, I was excluded because they were concerned that Kim Jong-un had not been around American reporters yelling and shouting questions,” Acosta said.

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He then told Blitzer that Kim Jong-un looks the same in person as he does on television.

“He looked just as plump and baby faced as he looks on TV and on all the state media pictures,” Acosta said.

Acosta said he made sure to ask the hard questions regrading Kim Jong-un’s past and said he represented all of American’s media well.

“I thought we were totally justified in asking all of those questions and my colleagues at CNN and the other networks, would have been disappointed had I had not attempted to ask the questions,” he said.

He said that Kim Jong-un had a tight group of people surrounding him during the summit.

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“He didn’t answer our questions, and I’m not sure how much English he understands, but we notice that the North Koreans were very sensitive to us being around him. He had a tight group of security officials around him at all times. He had state media representatives around him at all times,” Acosta said.

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WATCH: Saturday Night Live airs Christmas special — that’s just one giant dig at the Electoral College

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NBC's "Saturday Night Live" aired an opening skit that was just one giant attack on the electoral college.

A snowman introduced the segment, saying that we could look in on the holiday table conversation thanks to hacked Nest cams.

The skit featured a house in San Francisco, California, a second in Charleston, South Carolina and a third in Atlanta, Georgia.

Each dinner table debated impeachment, and the differences between President Donald Trump and his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

But then the snowman said that none of their votes matter.

"They'll debate the issues all year long, but then it all comes down to 1,000 people in Wisconsin who won't even think about the election until the morning of," the snowman said. "And that's the magic of the Electoral College."

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Georgia mayor being recalled for racism resigns from office: report

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Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly resigned in a special city council meeting held on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Saturday.

"The resignation came just days after Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned saying he‘d rather leave office on his own terms than face voters in a recall election next month," the newspaper reported. "Both resignations follow an AJC investigation launched seven months ago into claims that an African American candidate for city administrator was sidetracked by Mayor Theresa Kenerly because of his race."

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Nine 2020 Democrats unite to demand DNC Chair Tom Perez scrap debate rules: report

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The Democratic National Committee is facing a revolt for the party's 2020 presidential candidates for its restrictive debate rules.

"Nine Democratic presidential candidates, including the party's front-runners, are urging the Democratic National Committee to toss out the current polling and fundraising rules used to determine who appears in televised debates and reopen the exchanges to better reflect the historic diversity of the current field. The candidates say the rules exclude diverse candidates in the field from participating," CBS News reported Saturday evening.

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