That’s just one nugget in a stunning story that reveals one thing above all else: North Korean leadership can’t figure out Donald Trump.
President Donald Trump and his administration have sent mixed signals on the North Korean regime at times. Apparently, they even have the North Koreans confused.
That’s the gist of a new exclusive from The Washington Post, which notes in the lead paragraph that North Korean officials have reached out to Republican analysts to try to better understand Trump.
North Korean government officials have been quietly trying to arrange talks with Republican-linked analysts in Washington, in an apparent attempt to make sense of President Trump and his confusing messages to Kim Jong Un’s regime.
Perhaps the most interesting anecdote from the story? The North Koreans have an “encyclopedic” knowledge of the president’s famous Twitter account:
The North Koreans at the meeting displayed an “encyclopedic” knowledge of Trump’s tweets, to the extent that they were able to quote them back to the Americans present.
Trump, indeed, has sent different messages about North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong-un, over Twitter. In August, Trump praised Kim for backing off his threat to attack the U.S. territory of Guam:
Kim Jong Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision. The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2017
After further missile tests, though, Trump called Kim a “madman” who “will be tested like never before!”
Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2017
Trump has also threatened, on numerous occasions, to essentially eliminate North Korea from the face of the earth:
Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017
It appears whether it’s in the United States or in the most isolated country on earth, everyone is reading the president’s Twitter feed.
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