On Saturday, CNN featured a story about North Korea and the Olympic Games, which discussed why their athletes are winning at the Olympics, the mystery behind the poor Communist regime, and the display of unity between North and South Korea. CNN reported:
‘This time around however, the North has barely had to spend a dime. It might be the South’s Games, but Pyongyang has ensured it is commanding the spotlight.
‘Every snippet of news crossing the de-militarized zone, every glimpse of a North Korean athlete in Pyeongchang, or the arrival of a glamorous pop star
, has captured the attention of a world hungry for details about life in the Hermit Kingdom.’
After seeing the piece, a spokeperson for Vice President Mike Pence, took to Twitter to blast CNN about “whitewash(ing) North Korea’s record.” Alyssa Farah tweeted:
Farah doesn’t realize the irony in her tweet though. Last February, in an interview
with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, Trump was asked about his praise for Vladimir Putin to which he responded:
‘I do respect him. Well, I respect a lot of people, but that doesn’t mean I’ll get along with them.’
O’Reilly continued to press Trump, saying:
‘Putin is a killer.’
Trump then responded with:
‘There are a lot of killers. We have a lot of killers. Well, you think our country is so innocent?’
This is just another blatant example of how Trump continually contradicts himself and has to eat his words once again.
In addition to this, traditionally, the Olympic Games have been about uniting the world, as depicted through the famous symbol of five interlocking colored rings that symbolize the continents of North and South America, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Australia. The Trump Administration’s attempt to divide the world at a time when the world should be coming together is deplorable.
Here’s what Twitter had to say about Farah’s North Korea tweet: