MSNBC Host: Is It Okay To Make Fun Of Kim Jong-un?

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 11:30 AM

So, President Donald Trump delivered his address to the United Nations. He slammed North Korea, Iran, and Venezuela. He called North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un “rocket man,” which apparently is very, very problematic. MSNBC’s Katy Tur asked whether it was okay to make fun of the North Korean madman.

“Is it a good idea to personally name-call, call somebody, make fun of them with a nickname, ‘Rocket Man,’ – somebody who is as unstable as he’s believed to be?”

Yeah, that’s problematic, but not the endless cruelty he inflicts on his people, the nation’s humanitarian crisis, and the litany of human right abuses. Let’s ignore that, but get all worked up that Trump called Kim Jong-un “rocket man.”  

Tur has not hidden her distaste for Donald Trump. She wrote in her book, Unbelievable, that she felt “bile” in the back of her throat when the real estate magnate beat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. She also questioned whether Trump was visiting Texas too soon after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Houston-area.