Ellison Regrets Remark that Kim Jong-un ‘More Responsible’ Than Trump: ‘It’s Tailor-made for Somebody to Misuse’

By David Rutz

Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) quickly walked back remarks he made Friday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was acting “more responsible” than President Donald Trump, saying it was “tailor-made for somebody to misuse.”

Ellison, the Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee, initially made the comment at a panel during the left-wing activist gathering Netroots Nation in Atlanta, Georgia.

Discussing the escalating war of words between the U.S. and North Korea over the latter’s rogue nuclear program, Ellison raised eyebrows by saying the North Korea’s despotic leader was acting better than the U.S. president.

“You have this guy [Trump] making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there,” Ellison said. “Kim Jong-un, the world always thought he was not a responsible leader. Well, he’s acting more responsible than this guy is.”

The remarks drew outrage, and in an interview after the panel with the Washington Post, Ellison went into damage control.

“That was one of those I wish I’d not said,” Ellison said. “It’s tailor-made for somebody to misuse. I’d say he’s being incredibly irresponsible and he’s putting us in a situation where you could have an accidental launch. I mean, …read more

Source:: Washington Free Beacon