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In the wake of a historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, North Korean media has started lavishing praise on the U.S. President.
In some cases, the state-run media has even started calling him Supreme Leader, a name typically reserved for the country’s dictator Kim Jong Un, or Kim’s father and grandfather before him. All of these North Korean “Supreme Leaders” have a personality cult surrounding them. And now it appears Trump’s overtures to North Korea and willingness to treat Kim like a statesman has earned the U.S. President a similar amount of deference.
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North Korean television, which broadcast news about the meeting days after it took place, showed images of Trump and Kim walking together and called them the “Supreme Leaders” of their countries.
The authoritarian regime in North Korea has long sought an audience with a U.S. President. But simultaneously, most of the country’s population has been taught that the U.S. in a nation of imperialists determined to destroy their country. The fact that Trump is now being portrayed as a leader worthy of respect demonstrates the Korean regime, which maintains complete control over every aspect of the media and every public message in its country, views Trump as someone it...
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