Article Updated To Reflect The Dispute About the Trump Quote
Update # 3: Bremmer admits that he made it up:
My tweet yesterday about Trump preferring Kim Jong Un to Biden as President was meant in jest. The President correctly quoted me as saying it was a “completely ludicrous” statement. I should have been clearer. My apologies.
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) May 27, 2019
This means that no outlet will ever trust Bremmer again.
Trump endorsed murderous North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un for president over former vice president Joe Biden.
Trump says Kim Jong Un would be a better president than Joe Biden
Iam Bremmer tweeted:
President Trump in Tokyo: “Kim Jong Un is smarter and would make a better President than Sleepy Joe Biden.”
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) May 26, 2019
Daniel Dale of The Toronto Star says the quote is fabricated:
This quote is fabricated. As often, no idea what Bremmer is doing. https://t.co/gMQoo3c3i1
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) May 26, 2019
Trump’s quote has been part of a package where Trump has taken the side of the North Korean dictator over the former vice president of the United States.
Trump has tweeted:
North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me. I have confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me, & also smiled when he called Swampman Joe Biden a low IQ individual, & worse. Perhaps that’s sending me a signal?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2019
Sarah Sanders got shredded by Chuck Todd for Trump’s support of Kim Jong-un over Biden, and the big problem for Republicans is that Trump’s behavior reinforces the belief that he puts his country and democracy last. The White House thought that they were getting a great publicity tour for Trump, but the president has sabotaged it all and reminded the American people of why he should not be elected to a second term.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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