The BBC reports:
US President Donald Trump has said he is “glad” that Kim Jong-un has re-emerged and appears to be healthy. “I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well!” Mr Trump tweeted, after the North Korean leader reportedly attended the opening of a fertiliser plant.
It was Mr Kim’s first public appearance in almost three weeks. His absence – particularly from his late grandfather’s birthday celebration on 15 April – had sparked intense global speculation over his health.
President Trump and Mr Kim have developed a unique relationship in recent years. The two men have met three times since 2018, and have exchanged personal letters with each other that Mr Trump has described as “excellent”.
I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well! https://t.co/mIWVeRMnOJ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2020
What the hell? Why do you care more about this brutal dictator than you do about American lives?
— Sarcastic William LeGate (@williamlegate) May 2, 2020
Why are you praising evil dictators? I am old enough to remember when the right was triggered when Obama showed respect bowing to Muslim leaders out of religious courtesy. Where’s the same outrage?
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) May 2, 2020
Friendly reminder that Kim Jong Un is a murderous dictator who killed his own uncle and half-brother and is starving the entire population of North Korea.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) May 2, 2020
Your bosom buddy, the murderous tyrant who starves his people, threatens the US with nuclear weapons and tortured an American to death. This is a man you praise while heaping bile on our allies. What a disgrace.
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) May 2, 2020