Will the Real Kim Jong Un Please Stand Up

Will the Real Kim Jong Un Please Stand Up Because PRresident Ignoramus Doesn’t Know Who You Are By Ilene PRoctor After an interview in which the president refused to refer to the North Korean dictator by name, because he didn’t know it, Democrats and all late night comics had another field day. But in truth, this is not a laughing matter. It might seem like trivia that’s only a little harder than your average Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader question, but it turns out that our president might not know who is in charge of North Korea. There should be a presidential rule of thumb, if you are willing to throw a thermonuclear bomb at someone, it would give you a smidgen of respectability if at least you know their name. After an interview in which Donald Trump seemed to reveal that he doesn’t know that Kim Jong Un and his late father, Kim Jong Il, are two different people, America must contend with yet another reality of this presidency: our PR-resident could send us to nuclear war without even knowing whom he’s fighting against. During the interview, Trump refused to name the North Korean dictator by name, instead repeatedly using the moniker “this gentleman”: Flaunting his ignorance for the umpteenth time, Trump said: “I hope things work out well,” on Tuesday’s episode of Fox & Friends. “I hope there’s going to be peace, but they’ve been talking with this gentleman for a long time. You read Clinton’s book and he said, ‘Oh, we made such a great peace deal,’ and it was a joke. You look at different things over the years with President Obama. Everybody has been outplayed. They’ve all been outplayed by this gentleman.” “Does he really not know that when Bill Clinton was president, Kim Jong Un was 16 years old?” Jimmy Kimmel wondered Tuesday night. He displayed a picture of a teenaged Kim Jong Un, quipping, “He looks like he camps out all night at the Supreme store or something.” After all, the stupid-in-chief never knew who Frederick Douglass was long dead or alive we have it on the best authority that he only recently learned that Abraham Lincoln was a Republican. Now, we can add the Kim Jong-un question to our OMG file. “This is crazy,” Kimmel concluded. “There’s a 50/50 chance we might actually bomb South Korea if we’re not careful.” To help the president keep his Kims straight, Kimmel made a quick guide, with photos of Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un, and Lil Kim, just to be safe. On NBC, Jimmy Fallon worried that Trump might have confused Kim Jong Un with a different celebrity: “Trump just gave an interview where he appeared to confuse Kim Jong Un with his father, Kim Jong Il,” Fallon said during his monologue. “It got worse when Trump was like, which one’s married to Kanye?” And then there was Stephen Colbert, who couldn’t get over Trump’s insistent use of the term “this gentleman.” “Are they going to a strip club together?” Colbert wondered. “Why does he keep calling him ‘this gentleman’? Either that, or the best nickname he can come up with is ‘this gentleman.’ And, Mr. President, you’re known for your nicknames. Your Lyin’ Ted, your Crooked Hillary. And this guy is a name bonanza. There’s so many you could try; how about Shiitake Mushroom Hair, the Dear Eater, or Chairman Cow, or the Dictator Tot, or El Presidumpty, or the Glorious People’s Re-Piglet?” Maybe we should have a fifth grader come into the White House and teach this guy some history.

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