CBS News reports:
President Trump declared in a spur-of-the-moment interview with “Fox and Friends” Friday morning that he wants people to sit at attention for him like they do for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Kim stands accused of leading a murderous regime that starves its own people. But Mr. Trump has heaped praise on Kim since meeting with him in Singapore, saying repeatedly that the two have “good chemistry.”
“Hey, he is the head of a country and I mean he is the strong head,” Mr. Trump told Fox News’ Steve Doocy on the White House lawn Friday. “Don’t let anyone think anything different. He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.” Pressed by a reporter about those remarks moments later, Mr. Trump said he was “kidding.” “I’m kidding, you don’t understand sarcasm,” the president said.
WOW — Trump says he wants American people to treat him like North Koreans treat totalitarian dictator Kim Jong Un.
“Hey, he’s the head of a country, and he’s the strong head — he speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.” pic.twitter.com/A43xYXsFod
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 15, 2018
Trump in impromptu gaggle: “I’m kidding, you don’t understand sarcasm” when asked about his comment about wanting his people to stand up at attention.
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) June 15, 2018