On Monday, reports from U.S. intelligence indicated that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is in “grave danger” following a surgical procedure, although few details are available.
Commenters on social media were quick to weigh in on the news.
Nothing definite right now but if this Kim Jong Un reporting is true, this is a potentially game changing moment. pic.twitter.com/lR9iDi1SZG
— Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) April 21, 2020
Kim Jong Un’s poor health and premature death was always a wild card in pot’l NK scenarios. At 36, Kim is obese & has a family history of heart disease. His reported ill health since summer might explain why his sister has been issuing statements in her own name in recent wks. https://t.co/vYjr7hjcmo
— Jung H. Pak, PhD (@junghpak1) April 21, 2020
Kim Jong-un finally achieved his life goal of becoming Kim Jong-ill.
— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) April 21, 2020
If Kim Jong un dies do I become supreme leader of North Korea and can I do that from my apartment in New York City.
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) April 21, 2020
Kim Jong Un is reportedly near death tonight, because 2020 wasn’t weird enough already.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) April 21, 2020
Trump will show more empathy to Kim Jong Un than the 42,000 Americans who died in 7 weeks.
— Lagertha (@10Gofficial) April 21, 2020
If Kim Jong Un is going down, what are the chances he'd try to launch his nukes and go out in a blaze of glory?
— Joe Buonfiglio (@JoeBuonfiglio) April 21, 2020
It IS definitely notable that Kim Jong Un was missing all last week, given the 04.15 holidays.
But it should be acknowledged that there are *many* rumors about his health going around at the moment.
Some even regurgitate stuff we heard when KJU disappeared in late 2014.
— Chad O'Carroll (@chadocl) April 21, 2020