Krauthammer: Kim Jong Un 'Is Not Crazy'

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Apr 27, 2017 11:15 AM
Krauthammer: Kim Jong Un 'Is Not Crazy'

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has been called crazy by pundits and politicians alike. Sen. McCain even derided him as a “crazy fat kid” on MSNBC recently, forcing North Korea to respond. But syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer, a former psychiatrist, told viewers of “Special Report with Bret Baier” that Kim Jong Un may be dangerous, but he’s not crazy.

Baier asked the all star panel to weigh in on the threat from North Korea, noting that one positive thing that came out of the Senate’s classified White House briefing is that a lawmaker said there is no evidence the rogue regime is suicidal.

“It is not,” Krauthammer responded. “In fact, the reason it’s doing all this, it thinks it will guarantee its own survival if it has a nuclear weapon that will deter an American invasion. I think that makes a lot of sense. This man is dangerous, but he is not crazy."

“Maybe, but he’s— not that crazy,” Baier replied.

"Well, the diagnosis I made at a distance, at very low rates, I would say, Kim Jong Un … seems to be acting rationally,” Krauthammer said.