[guest post by Dana]
Woodward wrote that Trump said he was impressed with Kim when he first met the North Korean leader in Singapore in 2018 and that Kim was “far beyond smart.” Trump also said that Kim “tells me everything” and even gave the president a graphic account of how Kim had his own uncle killed.
As he engaged in nuclear arms talks with Kim, Trump dismissed intelligence officials’ assessments that North Korea would never give up its nuclear weapons. Trump told Woodward that the CIA has “no idea” how to handle Pyongyang.
Trump also dismissed criticism about his three meetings with Kim, claiming the summits were no big deal. Critics said that by meeting Kim, Trump provided the North Korean leader with legitimacy on the world stage.
“It takes me two days. I met. I gave up nothing,” said the president, who likened North Korea’s attachment to its nuclear arsenal to somebody who is in love with a house and “they just can’t sell it.”
Kim welcomed Trump’s attention, calling the president “your excellency” in a letter. Kim wrote to Trump that he believed the “deep and special friendship between us will work as a magical force.”
This morning, in order to quell rumors that Kim Jong Un’s health is precarious, and that he might be in a coma, His Excellency took a moment to reassure us that all is well:
Kim Jong Un is in good health. Never underestimate him!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2020
Mr Woodward also gained access to 25 letters exchanged between Mr Trump and Mr Kim, which were described by the president as “love letters”.
According to CNN, which reported it obtained transcripts of two of the letters, Mr Kim…is liberal in his use of flowery language when describing his relationship with the president.
My explanation for the bizarre tweet: With an upcoming election, a never-ending pandemic, civil unrest in our major cities, and one side of the country engulfed in flames, it became a little much for him, so he needed a momentary escape, and went to that special place where His Excellency is adored and loved. Even if the adoration is from an evil and murderous monster.