Trump Joked That North Korean State TV Anchor Should Work For American Media

Trump Joked That North Korean State TV Anchor Should Work For American Media

You know the woman who anchors North Korea’s state-run TV? The one who normally wears pink and passionately announces the regime’s propaganda?

Well, the president would apparently love for her to work here in the states.

In a new report by the Washington Post providing some behind-the-scenes details on the historic Singapore summit between North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Trump, sources said that the president remarked on Ri Chun-hee’s ability to fawn over the North Korean leader. And he compared her to Fox News.

From the Post’s article:

“At one point, after watching North Korean television, which is entirely state-run, the president talked about how positive the female North Korean news anchor was toward Kim, according to two people familiar with his remarks. He joked that even the administration-friendly Fox News was not as lavish in its praise as the state TV anchor, one of the people added, and that maybe she should get a job on U.S. television, instead.”

Sure, this is worth a chuckle and all But it should be noted that while the president was heaping praise upon a totalitarian regime’s propaganda operation and noting that NoKo’s most well-known mouthpiece should work in American media, he was also complaining about the media back home and describing it as America’s “biggest enemy.”

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.