Donald Trump has a very odd relationship with the North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un. His voice comes through clearly on audiotapes as he describes how much he enjoyed hearing how the dictator had his uncle killed. Why POTUS found this grisly murder entertaining is a mystery. Yet, it gives people some insight into how this president envisions ruling, especially with the presidential election less than two months away.
The president is apparently doing everything he can to win the November election — at all costs. POTUS told Fox News host Sean Hannity Thursday, according to The POLITICO:
‘We’re going to have everything/ We’re going to have sheriffs, and we’re going to have law enforcement, and we’re going to have, hopefully, U.S. attorneys, and we’re going to have everybody and attorneys general.’
Kim “tells me everything. Told me everything” Trump told The Washington Post investigative journalist Bob Woodward, according to his forthcoming book Rage. CTV News reported the US president said:
‘He killed his uncle and he put the body right in the steps [of a senior officials’ building.] And the head was cut, sitting on the chest.’
Why? The North Korean’s uncle supposedly “half-heartedly clapped” at the wrong time, according to The Washington Post. It certainly sent a chilling message to his people and military. Probably, Kim was consolidating his power.
The British Express reported how Kim executed his uncle. In one storyline, he claimed he had Jang Song-Thaek thrown into a cage with his five closest aides. Then, he stripped the bodies of two of them naked and sicced starving hounds upon them, The Sun relayed. The dictator forced him to watch for an hour and watched himself.
The Online Citizen Asia news service reported the gruesome act was known as “quan jue,” or “execution by dogs.” Other reports said that he forced his uncle’s colleagues blown apart by anti-aircraft canons. In another version:
‘General Jang Song-thaek, was killed by firing squad on orders of the dictator – with earlier reports suggesting his body was then stripped naked and fed to wild dogs.’
President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to “put … down very quickly” riots on election night should he win and disgruntled Democrats protest.
He has appointed a postmaster general to slow down the mail process. Trump claimed he would order law enforcement to the polling places, although his authority to do so is unclear:
‘We’ll put them down very quickly if they do that. We have the right to do that. We have the power to do that, if we want. Look, it’s called insurrection. We just send in, and we do it very easy. I mean, it’s very easy. I’d rather not do that because there’s no reason for it, but if we had to, we’d do that and put it down within minutes.’
Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows tried to walk back the idea of voter suppression. Attorney General William Barr argued that the president was on legal footing to send federal agents to the voting sites:
‘[I]f they were responding to a “particular criminal threat” or “specific investigative danger.”’
The AG added that the Department of Justice had formerly sent people in to “enforce civil rights” and “to make sure that people were not being harassed and there was no suppression of vote against African Americans.”
In June, Trump sent the National Guard, police officers, and other unidentified individuals into a group of peaceful protesters on Lafayette Square across from the White House. They sprayed the crowd with rubber bullets and “deployed flash-bang grenades.” Apparently, the president was going for photo opportunities.
This summer, POTUS deployed the same tactic in Portland, OR. The crowd there was also largely peaceful and had begun to dissipate. The police/military force was responsible for the resurgence of the crowd after they forced people into unmarked vans with their heads covered and whisked them away to an unknown location. Trump’s people even used unnecessary force against a calm Navy veteran.
There may not even be an election night, with all the mail-in ballots that will have to be counted. Substantially more people will probably vote this way due to the coronavirus and to avoid waiting in voting lines as long as eight hours.
Trump has said that if he does not win, the voting will have been rigged with vote-by-mail. Ironically, this sort of voting does not advantage either party, according to a recent study. As far as Kim goes, Trump has a lot of explaining about the strange love letters:
‘He likes me. I like him. We get along.’
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