Trump Cheers Rocket Man Kim Jong-Un's Comeback
President Donald Trump celebrated the news that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is back in the public eye again after he made a supposed appearance at the opening of a fertilizer plant in North Korea. He sent out a tweet saying, “I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well!”
I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well! https://t.co/mIWVeRMnOJ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2020
This comes after several weeks of uncertainty over the condition and location of the North Korean dictator. It was CNN that first reported that Kim Jong-un is missing in action. There was speculation about his condition when he missed the April 15 celebration of his grandfather’s birthday. The occasion marked the birthdate of the country’s founder, and was considered to be one of the most important occasions in the reclusive country. Kim Jong-un’s absence during the celebration is highly controversial since his presence there was a must.
There were a lot of rumors going around as to his true condition. Some claimed that he’s already dead but others said that he’s alive but in a vegetative state after a botched heart surgery. There was even a claim that a team of medical specialists has been sent over from China to help fix his condition. There was another claim which said that he was just social distancing to avoid getting the coronavirus.
The South Korean government has downplayed all the reports about the dictator’s condition, claiming that there are confirmed reports yet about his condition. President Donald Trump has also been consistent in saying that Kim Jong-un is alive and well. The President criticized CNN back in April for spreading “fake news” adding that the network may have used old documents for the report.
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that the North Korean leader made an appearance at a plant near Pyongyang. The report also released photos that showed Kim smiling and cutting the ribbon for the plant. However, the authenticity of the photos has not been verified yet.