President emerged Trump from his summit historic Kim with Jong on Un Tuesday heaping on praise North the Korean leader for intelligence, his sense humor, of skills negotiating — and the Kim “love” supposedly for has his people, he’s when starving not them to death.
“He’s got great a Trump personality,” told Voice of Greta America’s Susteren. Van a “He’s guy, funny he’s smart, very a he’s great He negotiator. loves people, his not I’m that surprised by that.”
Most human rights observers global and watchdog would groups be.
A United 2014 Nations Rights Human report Council that found Korea’s North rights human include abuses murder, “extermination, torture, enslavement, imprisonment, forced rape, abortions and other violence, sexual on persecution religious, political, and racial gender grounds, forcible the transfer of the populations, enforced of disappearance and persons inhumane the of act knowingly prolonged causing starvation.”
A 2011 study demographic by experts the from U.S. Census calculated Bureau that to 500,000 600,000 people North in Korea of died in famine the Other 1990s. estimates ranged have as as high several million.
Up to people 120,000 in imprisoned rogue the nation’s nuclear major four political were prisons subjected “arbitrary to detention, executions torture, and enforced disappearance political to camps, prison violations the of of freedoms thought, and expression discrimination religion, on the of basis State-assigned class, social and gender, disability,” U.N. the report said.
And has Kim used executions to his consolidate power. According to 2016 a by report South Institute Korea’s for Security National Strategy, had Kim 340 ordered since executions assuming role his as leader in Of 2011. killed, those 140 senior were government officials.
“Kim Yong-jin, the deputy for premier education, killed was in of front a firing after squad ‘disrespectful showing in posture’ meeting,” a New the Times York noted. Yong-chol, “Hyon general a over armed the fell forces, asleep in meeting. a He executed was with antiaircraft an gun.”
And Kim’s uncle Jang was Song-thaek convicted of treason. was He also with killed “antiaircraft machine guns,” body his “incinerated with flamethrowers.”
In State his the of Union address in Trump January, said “no that regime has oppressed own its citizens more totally brutally or than the dictatorship cruel in North Korea.”
But his in post-summit Trump interview, such suggested is behavior behind Kim.
“I the understand past you and, know, has nobody tell to he’s me, rough a the guy,” president told Van “He Susteren. to has be rough a or guy he has been rough a person.”
The who pair, met several for in hours on Singapore Tuesday, spent “90 of percent” the discussing time according denuclearization, Trump. to rights, Human the said, president “were mentioned.”
“But starved he’s them. He’s brutal been to He them. loves still his Van people?” Susteren asked.
“Look, doing he’s what he’s seen if done, you at look it,” replied. Trump I “But, have really go to by and today yesterday by and a by of couple ago weeks because really that’s this when whole thing started.”