Trump: Kim Jong Un Is A “Pretty Smart Cookie”

NBC News reports:

President Donald Trump labeled brutal North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un “a pretty smart cookie” in a wide-ranging interview aired Sunday. “At a very young age, he was able to assume power. A lot of people, I’m sure, tried to take that power away, whether it was his uncle or anybody else. And he was able to do it. So obviously, he’s a pretty smart cookie,” Trump told CBS News in an interview on “Face the Nation.”

“But we have a situation that we just cannot let — we cannot let what’s been going on for a long period of years continue,” he added. The interview, conducted Saturday, comes a day after North Korea test-launched what U.S. officials said was a short-range ballistic missile, a test prohibited by United Nations sanctions. The missile blew up shortly after launching, officials said.

  • Gustav2


    I like thugocrats, they get things done!

    • Lazycrockett

      and I can’t wait till I get to be one.

  • Treant

    Isn’t he making the mistake of thinking that players in the region are uninterested? Sure, Kim could destroy Seoul with his weapons, but what’s not being said is that Seoul would kind of notice and retaliate before the strike hits.

    Likewise, China isn’t exactly a disinterested player. They need a buffer zone, not a psychotic, destructive force on the border.

  • pj

    day after day. im so sick of this.

    • joe ho

      Thank Susan Sarandon and her band of Green Partiers and Bernie or Busters who brought us this clusterfuck. It could easily have been avoided.

      • Chucktech

        No, thank brainless American christian dodos from Flyoverville who suck down right wing media, hook line and sinker. The others are but mere bit part players in this drama.

        • joe ho

          Disagree. Those brainless American christian dodos can be overpowered if the left maintains solidarity. The far-left nutcases sabotaged 2016, just like in 2000.

          • danolgb

            And it was them repeating the rhetoric of the right and Bernie himself who forced Hillary to wage a two-front war well after we knew Trump was the nominee and Bernie had no chance. Not to mention him starting the myth he was cheated which did a lot of damage. The idiots still attack the DNC over the myth. We will very likely lose in the midterms because of them too. And I’ve a hunch the reason why Bernie won’t turn over his mailing lists as he is contractually obligated to do is because he plans to run in 2020 as an independent, fucking us up there too.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            Bernie is done. Relegated to being a Vermont Senator. No one will vote for him in the next election because he burned his bridges.

          • danolgb

            He lives in a bubble. He still has his cult which think he’s God as he attacks the Dems as much as he attacks Trump. He believes his own hype.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            He may, but he, and Drumpf’s election have dissolved his cult. He’s done.

          • danolgb

            You should also get out of your bubble. His cult is alive and well and enough to fuck us all up.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            I’m not in a bubble. You appear to be attempting to stoke fear, however. I don’t know where, or who, these cult members of yours are, but the people who supported Bernie that I’ve spoken to, mostly younger and educated, realize they were played and that he had a hand in that. They’ll not make that mistake a second time because they’re pissed.

          • danolgb

            Yeah.. you need to get out more. Look at the “unity tour” where Dems invited Bernie and the crowds booed the Dems while Bernie just stood there.

            There is a large contingent of the Berners who believe the general election vindicated their beliefs. They stop by here often.


          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            I guess that I do need to get out more! I was wondering if they’d ever have the balls to see this through.

            It’s long past time that the Democratic Party is changed. The platform as it is was not at all Democratic. It wasn’t of the people. It was of the boomer generation and it needs to go. The younger generation never wanted rhetoric, they wanted action. They don’t want money, they want positive change. Hillary wasn’t ever going to give them that any more than Trump. Of the two, I’d take Hillary over Trump and in fact, I did as did many of the Bernie supporters I worked with.

            If the Democratic Party gives them the platform that they want, or even close to it, with a candidate that isn’t just trying to get elected, I suspect they’ll fall in line. These people never have been, and never will be Party supporters. They’re platform supporters and rightly so. There’s a difference between supporting the platform and supporting Bernie. Bernie fell in line and capitulated though, and for that reason he can continue to talk the talk all that he wants but many of us Bernie supporters already know that he began misleading as much as the other politicians. He’s already spent his honesty credit. I for one wouldn’t ever support him again nor would many of the previous supporters that I know. This “cult” I doubt are significant enough in number to swing the election and I don’t believe they ever were.

            If you give the people what they want, they’ll get on board.

          • danolgb

            You do need to get out because you have no clue what the platform was. It was one of the most progressive platforms ever. You bought into all the same lies and can’t even see it yourself. And no, Bernie didn’t fall in line. You barely saw him during the general. But the moment Trump won, he was on every news program pushing his book.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            Our conversation is done, Hilbot.

          • danolgb

            Yup..had a feeling you were only mad at Bernie for supporting Hillary. So, you actually are part of the group that will keep Republicans in charge. Good luck with that.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            Okay comrade. Whatever you say.

          • CottonBlimp

            Exactly how much of the far left do you think lives in the states that went for Trump?

          • danolgb

            Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania? Enough to swing those states. Not to mention it wasn’t just their votes but their effects on others through their constant attacks and whining.


          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            In Pennsylvania? Not hardly. I’m from there.

          • danolgb

            Read the link I posted. Yes. Even Pennsylvania. Stein got more votes than the gap between Trump and Clinton. This doesn’t even count the idiots who sat out because they believed the crap that Bernie was cheated.

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            I have to admit, painful as it is, Philly didn’t turn out like we wanted it to. More from MontgCo wouldn’t have hurt either. Ditto Bucks Co. Yes, these went blue. It wasn’t as deep blue as it could have been.

            Beyond Philly as in The rest of PA? Don’t know; never go there. I can’t stand the place.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            It’s really lovely once you get past the burning crosses, ignorance, and low-quality of primary education!

          • joe ho


            70,000 votes in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania gave the election to Trump. I think we can find that many liberals in those states who protest voted or who didn’t vote.

      • JD

        Not really. but easy to blame rather than to acknowledge that nearly half the USers voted for Trump. That, my friend, is the issue. If there was a stronger grasp on reality, the Bernie & Jill crowd would be insignificant as an issue.

        • joe ho

          lol. only about 60% of American voters voted. US presidential elections are almost always close. the liberals who stayed home because hillary was too impure as well as the protest voters are a significant issue are to blame. stop being in denial.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Seriously joe ho, is this all you can harp on? It seems as if it is. You’re wasting words on attacks that aren’t relevant at this point. Please refocus your efforts. You’re starting to sound as if you’re attempting to drive wedges against the people who were anti-Trump also. It’s time to let go.

        • joe ho

          We can’t let these dickweeds who sabotaged the 2000 and the 2016 election off the hook. They’ll do it again until they own their foolishness. As for the rest of us, we need to cut them loose since they can’t be counted on.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            Sure Jan.

  • this is what you get from a 200 word vocabulary.

    • Robincho

      Wow. 5 words per IQ point…

    • Natty Enquirer

      Don’t forget that Trump is always talking to his base.

      • Steverino

        His base and terrible.

        • Bob Conti

          You’re in treble now!

  • j.martindale

    Revolting POS. Admires tyrants. Pig.

  • Henry Auvil

    Ummm… Eve Arden was a smart cookie. Emma Watson is a smart cookie. Kim Jong Un is a psychotic maniac.

    • EweTaw

      But he’s still smarter than Trump.

      • Todd20036

        actual cookies are smarter than Trump

        • KCMC
        • RossPDX

          Trump only sounds like he’s baked.

          • Bob Conti

            Is he even half-baked?

        • David L. Caster

          A chocolate chip, pecan, egg or any single ingredient of any cookie you care to name is smarter than Trump.

          • McSwagg

            Of course. Properly nurtured, that egg could hatch and grow up to be another Picky Pecker. The drumpster will be nothing more than a rotten egg.

        • Steverino

          Fortune cookies are smarter than Trump, and more truthful.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    So a smart cookie is a kid who inherits his dad’s dictatorship and kills his relatives who might be rivals? Holy crap. How batshit insane does Trump have to get to begin to worry at least a few of the 96% of Trump voters who would vote for him again?

    • Lazycrockett

      Oh don’t forget the whole slave labor and starving population.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Machiavelli would say “yes.”

    • TampaDink

      Makes me wonder if he thinks of his own kids as smart cookies or will that wait until one of them kills him in an attempt to take over the presidency.

      • Michael R
        • TampaDink

          I feel bad for using musical theatre as an analogy but in “Pippin”, the never satisfied with enough son kills his father the king, only to find out that ruling isn’t all it is cracked up to be.

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          • juanjo54

            reported and blocked

    • dcurlee

      Well look he’s invited the president of the Philippines to the White House This man has killed thousands in the name of the war on drugs. It’s even stated many may have been killed that were not involved in drugs. So yes Trump is batshit insane

      • -M-

        You could swap ‘almost certainly’ for ‘may’ and be perfectly correct, or just leave it at ‘have’ as it’s beyond a reasonable doubt.

        There’ve been a lot of extrajudicial vigilante killings of ‘alleged’ drug users or dealers.

    • Jerry

      “…wide-ranging interview…” is newspeak for “our batshit insane president can’t stay on one topic for more than 2 minutes”.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Translation: I’m the crazy, unstable one. We can not let him out-crazy me.

  • Tor

    He’s making it very clear whom he admires. Pu

  • Chris H.

    Sigh. I long for the days we had a president that didn’t speak (and act) like a 10 year old. It seems like ages ago.

  • Spudman
  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    He’s attempting to lure Kim into war. He has no regard for Kim other than as a means to an end.

  • From one man-child to another man-child. We will we, as Americans, wake up and find out that grown ass men acting like children isn’t cute and shouldn’t be coddled?

    • CraigNJ

      We Americans did see the danger. That’s why the majority of us voted for a woman. It’s our screwed up electoral system that’s responsible for some citizens votes counting for more than other citizens that allowed this abomination of democracy to happen.

  • Sabazinus

    “And let me tell you, I love to grab em by the cookies.”

    • ByronK

      If you’re famous, the cookies just let you!

  • jimbo65

    What the fuck is wrong with this guy? He has a fetish for corrupt and crazy dictators and presidents. Giving them a pass and glorifying them. Can’t get thrown out on his petard fast enough. And yet the GOP let this shit show go on.

    • CraigNJ

      It would just be a different GOP shit show with Pence as president. The only difference is we wouldn’t have to worry every day about Hair Furor starting World War 3.

  • CraigNJ

    “A lot of people, I’m sure, tried to take that power away, whether it was his uncle or anybody else. And he was able to do it.”

    By killing them!!! I hope he’s not getting any ideas. His opponents in 2020 better watch their backs.

    • Halou

      He’s meeting Duterte the killer of non-convicted drug users soon too, for tips and advice.

  • so does that make you Trump, “a dumb crumb”…

    • McSwagg

      Those are the perfect words for this image. Kudos!

  • barrixines
  • Gerry Fisher

    “Since I’m so awesome, anyone who thwarts me is either evil or a pretty smart cookie.”

  • Dutchlander

    Germany: bad
    Australia: bad
    Mexico: bad
    Canada: bad
    EU: bad
    Nato: bad
    Kim Yong Un: pretty smart cookie

    Lo and behold, the Trump Doctrine is born.

  • RossPDX
  • JWC

    Repeal Obama care, Immigration bans, Tax revision. Loose points. Bomb the shit out a foreign country,gain points. With this orange Shitgibbon viewing his presidency as a ratings war, which way will he lean, Once Jared an Ivanka advise him

  • paganguy

    Well, compared to him maybe.

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme
    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Dumpster fire and hill of burning shit. Oh, can’t we just go all Planet of the Apes and get it done and over with? It would be a refreshing change.

  • greenmanTN

    I’m shocked he didn’t call him a fortune cookie. He’s not known for his cultural sensitivity.

    • Ben in Oakland

      When I saw that, I was just appalled.

  • ColdCountry

    Clearly, Trump feels that anyone who has wealth and power is smart. Doesn’t matter how they acquired that wealth and power, if they accumulated it, and held on to it, they must be smart. Not immoral, not a despot, just smart.

    I remember when our presidents had standards of decency, and integrity. Wouldn’t that make America great again?

    • RoFaWh

      Remember the Clinton-Drumpf debate in which she scorned those who don’t pay taxes and the orange asshole replied “that’s smart”.

  • 2patricius2

    Some would say he is a Cookie Monster.

  • Acronym Jim

    Given his racist proclivities, Trump probably meant to say that Un is a “pretty smart coolie.”

  • witch

    Just like some of those batshit crazy Roman emperors

    • Princess Lardass

      Too much lead in the water. I’m relieved that we don’t have that problem today…

  • RoFaWh

    A smart cookie? In comparison with the orange asshole, definitely yes.

  • Halou

    Kim Jong Un inherited his position, having been selected years ahead of time by his father there was no dispute. Much like how Donald inherited his father’s fortunes, his gains were secured long before his father died, it was his brother’s death that did it. There was no hard work or intelligence involved from either of them, it was all dumb luck.

    Kim Jong-Un’s recently assassinated half-brother Kim Jong-Nam was the one who had been set up to replace Kim Jong-Il as king of North Korea, it was only when he tried to go to Disneyland in Tokyo and see what it was that he was cut out of the line of succession. For a North Korean he was, surprisingly, open-minded, which apparently was not tolerated by the established order.
    The tragic irony of the Trumps is that Donald was the number two to Fred Jr, he was never raised to run the family business, instead he grew up in his brother’s shadow and wanted to prove himself to a father he thought never cared. However, Fred Jr was raised since birth to take over from Fred Sr (it’s literally in the name) when all he really wanted to do was his own thing, the unrelenting pressure and expectations got to him and he killed himself with alcohol.

    If neither Jong-Nam nor Fred Jr fell from grace then this clash of egos would not be happening.

    • Halou

      After Fred Jr drank himself to death Donald swore to avoid alcohol for the rest of his life.

      So it got me thinking, much like how Vladimir Putin learned that Angela Merkel is afraid of dogs and then arranged for a dog to be released into the room when he next met her, a tactic to make her nervous and give him an advantage in their ensuing negotiations. US allies can, next time Donald visits, arrange for alcohol to be served at their venue and impress upon him and/or his staff that not drinking will be interpreted in a most negative way.

      While Donald Trump the person may be averse to consuming alcohol, the ‘US President’ as an abstract entity should not be.

  • vorpal 😼

    It’s all relative. A turnip is smart when compared to Trump, and at least has a useful purpose.

    • Cattleya1

      Donald Turnip – how apropos!

  • Carl

    Oh my god, shut the fuck up you jackass.

    • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

      That’s my mantra!

  • Halou

    Ah, but is he a smart chocolate cake?

  • Wait a minute. N. Korea’s Precious Dumpling is a cookie? No, no. He’s far too soggy to be a cookie. A cookie monster, maybe.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Trump or Caligula? At times, it’s really hard to see the difference.

  • -M-

    It helps to be the dictator’s designated heir. 🙄
    Everyone who could have challenged him decided they had a better chance of surviving if they didn’t or at least waited for a better opportunity.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      If Trump still had a state department, he would know this.

      • -M-

        I’m guessing this was just his mangling of someone’s adult-ish advice not to underestimate Kim.

  • SFBruce

    There is absolutely nothing Trump won’t blather on about, even though he almost certainly knows nothing about North Korea. He only sees a dictator who can, at least so far, do pretty much what he wants, including killing anyone he sees as a threat. That’s what Donnie wants.

  • Gianni

    That comment begs the question: “But is he a smarter cookie than you?” Looks like we’ll be finding out fairly soon.

  • Gil

    Well, they both have the same eating habits………

  • olandp

    This isn’t the first time that Don the Con has praised the murdering North Korean dictator.

  • SnowFlake

    compared to trump Mike Tyson is a smart cookie.

    • Gianni

      😀 You know how to paint a good picture with words! 🙂

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    I wonder if Trump knows that calling a Korean a “cookie” is absolutely the worst insult you make.? Like throwing a shoe. If this does not start World War III I will be surprised.

  • Nic Peterson

    In Cheetolini’s addled mind, Kim is a smart cookie because he gets away with f*cking the entirety of his populace without any cause for concern. It’s the business model that Orange Julius admires.

  • thatotherjean

    Kim Jong Un is a “pretty smart cookie” in the same way that Donald Trump is: he inherited what his father had and has gone on to mess it up worse. Hanging on to his power while eliminating the opposition would be something Trump admired–he’d love to have people afraid of him and praising him non-stop, but he’s too pathetic to inspire fear.

  • JCF

    …as opposed to Our Hated Enemy, Justin Trudeau. /s

  • DesertSun59

    It’s only a matter of time before 45 invites the little man to the WH for some tea.

  • SDG


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  • Xuuths

    Wow, the ignorance of tRUMP is staggering!

  • crankyd

    I hope a bullet finds them both.