Lindsey Graham: 'I Pretty Well Believe Kim Jong Un Is Dead Or Incapacitated’
'I hope the long-suffering North Korean people will get some relief'
South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said he believes North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is dead or incapacitated.
Speaking with Fox News host Jeanine Pirro on Saturday, Grham said:
“Well, it’s a closed society. I don’t know anything directly."
“But I’d be shocked if he’s not dead or in some incapacitated state because you don’t let rumors like this go forever or go unanswered in a closed society, which is really a cult, not a country, called North Korea.”
“So I pretty well believe he is dead or incapacitated,” Graham continued.
“And I hope the long-suffering North Korean people will get some relief if he is dead, and President Trump’s willing to do business with North Korea in a win-win fashion."
So, if this guy is dead, I hope the next person who takes over will work with President Trump to make North Korea a better place for everybody.”
AS TMZ reported:
There are numerous signs something is amiss ... Kim's personal jet has sat on a runway for way longer than usual.
His train remains at a station near a resort where he and his family typically stay, but there has been no recent sign of the dictator.
Kim has not been seen -- at least publicly -- since April 11.
The South Korean official who says Kim is alive says, "No suspicious movements have so far been detected."
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un: “I pretty well believe he is dead or incapacitated.” pic.twitter.com/Ef32RkCA1D— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) April 26, 2020
But a South Korean official said the North Korean dictator is 'alive and well.'
Foreign policy adviser Chung-in Moon said his government's position is firmly that the despot is not dead.
The aide said Kim had been living in the Wonsan area of the country since April 13, adding to Fox: 'No suspicious movements have so far been detected.'
Rumors of his death emerged from the vice director of Hong Kong Satellite Television Shijian Xingzou, who claimed a 'very solid source' told her Kim was dead.
As The Daily Mail reported:
Joo Sung-ha, a North Korean defector, turned journalist, said in a Facebook post reported by the New York Times that it was reasonable to believe Kim had health problems, but that he had zero trusts in reports why the leader has faced a medical emergency.
"The health of the Kim family is the secret among secrets," he said.