DONALD Trump has praised North Korea’s despot
leader Kim Jong-un for killing his rivals to
stay in power.
The US presidential hopeful said the tyrant
deserves “credit” for ruthlessly executing
his generals, one of which was own uncle.
Speaking at a Republican rally, Mr Trump said
the way the dictator executes his political
opponents shows “he’s the boss”.
Mr Trump said: “You’ve got to give him
credit. How many young guys — he was like 26
or 25 when his father died — take over these
tough generals, and all of a sudden — you
know, it’s pretty amazing when you think of
it. How does he do that?
“Even though it is a culture, and it’s a
cultural thing, he goes in, he takes over,
he’s the boss. It’s incredible.
“He wiped out the uncle, he wiped out this
one, that one.
“This guy doesn’t play games and we can’t
play games with him. Because he really does
have missiles and he really does have nukes.”
Kim was just 28 when he was named supreme
leader of the rogue state.
He brutally murdered his uncle, General Jang
Song-Thaek, for treason before callously
executing his uncle’s brothers, children and
grandchildren to remove all trace of him.
Kim is not the first controversial leader
Trump has praised.
In December the billionaire tycoon said he
was honoured to hear that Russian president
Vladimir Putin had described Mr Trump as
“very outstanding man”.