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World Trump brushes off Kim's human rights record, saying a lot of others have done 'bad things'

03:06  14 june  2018
03:06  14 june  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Rodman sang "Happy Birthday" at the time to Kim and seemed unaware of that nation' s very bad human rights record . And that means a lot ". ‘Fallout 76’ Is A Series Prequel Four Times Bigger Than ‘Fallout 4’ Watch the video of At the Trump - Kim Summit, Human Rights Are on the Agenda.

What’ s more worrying, Heeley said , was Trump ’ s effusive praise for Kim and his apparent skittishness about addressing the North Korean dictator’ s brutal human rights record . “It was really, really in bad taste, a lot of the things the president said ,” Heeley said .

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President Trump is brushing aside concerns about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s human-rights abuses as he seeks to broker a nuclear deal with the young autocrat.

Pressed by Fox New's Brett Baier in an interview about Kim's oppression of his own people, Trump said: “Yeah, but so have a lot of other people done some really bad things.”

Asked about his decision to negotiate with a known “killer,” Trump praised the 30-something North Korean for being a “tough guy” who managed to take control of his country at a young age.

“I don’t care who you are, what you are, what kind of advantage you have,” Trump said of Kim, whose family has controlled North Korea since its creation. “If you can do that at 27 years old, you, I mean, that's one in 10,000 that can do that.”

Trump went on to call Kim a “very smart guy” and a “great negotiator” in the interview, which was aired Wednesday.

“I think we understand each other,” he said.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Hill Trump has faced worldwide criticism for his lavish praise of Kim, which came after a contentious Group of Seven summit during which he ripped U.S. allies.

After meeting with Kim, Trump called him a “very talented man” who is a “funny guy” and “loves his people.”

Human Rights Watch last year labeled North Korea “one of the most repressive authoritarian states in the world.” Kim is accused by the United Nations Human Rights Council and watchdog groups of carrying out public executions, arbitrary detention and forced labor, torture and persecution of those with religious affiliations.

Just last year, Kim was also accused of orchestrating the execution of his half-brother at a Malaysia airport with a banned nerve agent.

Trump said he raised the issue of human rights “briefly” with Kim during their nuclear summit in Singapore.

The president's comments echo his response during a Feb. 2017 Fox News interview to a question about Russian President Vladimir Putin's human-rights abuses.

Asked by then-anchor Bill O'Reilly why he respects Putin, given that he is a "killer," Trump said, "there are a lot of killers. We've got a lot of killers. What, you think our country is so innocent?"

North Korea summit should avoid talk of human rights, top expert and Trump supporter say .
<p>The former U.S. diplomat who secured an American prisoner’s release from North Korea warned Tuesday against prioritizing human rights concerns or other non-nuclear matters in the upcoming summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.</p>“I really think it would be a mistake to overload the agenda,” said Joseph Yun, who served as the United States’ special representative for North Korea policy until March, a role in which he secured the release of American student Otto Warmbier, who died shortly after his return. Yun cautioned that the Kim-Trump talks would have to “concentrate on denuclearization above all else.

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