I wish I could say I was surprised by this, but as Gawker pointed out in their article, this isn't the first time we've heard Trump sing the praises of the North Korean dictator: Donald Trump Really Admires the 'Incredible' Way Kim Jong Un Murders His Enemies:
The Republican presidential frontrunner said at a rally in Iowa on Saturday that the North Korean leader deserves credit for the way he has governed one of the most authoritarian countries in the world.
The Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale, who was at the rally, reports that Trump marveled at the dictator’s accomplishments:
“If you look at North Korea, this guy, he’s like a maniac. OK? And you’ve got to give him credit: how many young guys — he was like 26 or 25 when his father died — take over these tough generals, and all of a sudden — you know, it’s pretty amazing when you think of it. How does he do that?
As Dale pointed out, Kim “does that” through murder. Trump went on:
“Even though it is a culture, and it’s a cultural thing, he goes in, he takes over, he’s the boss. It’s incredible. He wiped out the uncle, he wiped out this one, that one. This guy doesn’t play games, and we can’t play games with him. Because he really does have missiles, and he really does have nukes.”