Donald Trump has a diverse portfolio of celebrity endorsements, stretching from everyone from Mike Tyson, Dean Cain and Stacey Dash to billionaires Peter Thiel and T. Boone Pickens. Even Piers Morgan unexpectedly endorsed him, as have prior rivals such as Rand Paul and Marco Rubio.
It’s hard to predict who will endorse The Donald next, but you have to admit, this one comes out of left field. The Guardian reports: North Korean state media has praised US presidential hopeful Donald Trump, describing him as a “wise politician” and “far-sighted candidate” who could help unify the Korean peninsula.
By comparison, they described Hillary Clinton as “that dull Hillary.” They must be picking up on Trump’s mannerisms too.
An editorial in DPRK Today, an official media outlet, welcomed the Republican presidential candidate’s proposal to hold direct talks with Kim Jong-un, saying he could help bring about Pyongyang’s “Yankee go home” policy. “There are many positive aspects to Trump’s ‘inflammatory policies’,” wrote Han Yong-mook, who described himself as a Chinese North Korean scholar.
“Trump said he will not get involved in the war between the South and the North, isn’t this fortunate from North Korea’ perspective?” Analysts said that although the editorial was not officially from Pyongyang, it was sure to reflect thinking inside the regime.
Back in December, the leader of another nation we can hardly consider an ally, Vladimir Putin, also praised Trump, stating he believed the candidate would “move to a more solid, deeper level of relations” between Russia and the U.S. I’m not sure what to make of it – but if they think they’re going to be able to take advantage of Trump at the negotiation table, they couldn’t be more naive.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]