Trump Wants His People to “Sit Up at Attention and to Listen to Him”
WASHINGTON — June 16, 2018
President Trump gave the relationship between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s and his people as an example of how he would like people to listen to him.
"He’s the head of a country. And I mean, he is the strong head," Trump said. "Don’t let anyone think anything different. He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same."
Nobody knows for sure what Trump meant by the phrases "his people" and "my people."
It could have been in reference to all North Koreans and Americans, or simply those officials reporting directly to the leaders themselves.
But some time later Trump claimed that he was merely being sarcastic.
"You don't understand sarcasm." he said, "I love all my people."
A White House spokesperson did not immediately respond to journalist's request for clarification on the meaning of the remark.
The Singapore Summit of leaders between North Korea and the United States took place on June 12th, and saw the two rivals sign a document committing the Korean Peninsula to denuclearization in exchange for unspecified security guarantees from the U.S. It was a historic event, and the two country's leaders promised work with each other "to end the war".
President Trump praised Kim during an interview with Fox news, a continuation of the compliments he had offered the dictator since their summit in Singapore began earlier this week.
"We get along very well, we had good chemistry," Trump said.