President Donald Trump sat down with Fox News’ Bret Baier for a one-on-one interview aboard Air Force One.
During the interview, the president praised “President for Life” Xi Jinping and pointed out North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump also said he and the North Korean despot “understand each other.”
POTUS’s praise of Kim prompted Baier to ask why he would say such nice things about a “killer.”
“You were asked in the press conference a number of different times and in different ways about human rights and that you that call this relationship ‘really good’ and that he was ‘very talented person.'” Baier said.
Baier then continued, “You call people, sometimes, killers. He is a killer. He’s executing people.”
“Well he’s a tough guy,” said Trump immediately. He went on to say that it is a “tough country” with “tough people” as if to explain why the “tough” policy of murder was necessary. Then he offered the heroic path Kim took to toughness.
“You take it over from your father––I don’t care who you are, what you are, how much of an advantage you have. If you can do that at 27 years old, that’s one in 10,000 that could do that,” Trump claimed, continuing to praise Kim. “So he’s a very smart guy. He’s a great negotiator, but I think we understand each other.”
Baier then pressed further, adding, “He has still done some really bad things.”
“Yeah, but so have a lot of other people done some really bad things,” Trump said, dodging again the opportunity to condemn. “I could go through a lot of nations where a lot of bad things were done.”
It is also not the first time Trump has dodged questions from Fox News about cozying up to a killer. In February 2017, Trump sat down for a pre-Super Bowl interview with Bill O’Reilly where he was asked about how he could be so friendly with Russian President Vladimir Putin despite the fact that he, too, has blood on his hands.
Trump dodged back then too, telling O’Reilly: “There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What, do you think our country’s so innocent?”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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