It’s so surreal how close VP Pence was to Kim Jong-Un’s sister…I can’t get over it. pic.twitter.com/ZwrRayfkZm
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) February 10, 2018
That Fox News executive’s now-suppressed editorial had it exactly backwards. It’s not the “Darker, Gayer, Different” competitors who are embarrassing the rest of us Americans…
So Pence went around the table and greeted/shook hands with everyone – except North Korea’s Kim Yong Nam, who was sitting between the UN sec-gen Guterres and IOC chairman Bach
— Anna Fifield (@annafifield) February 9, 2018
This is becoming a disaster for U.S. alliance management. And we have no one to blame but ourselves. https://t.co/wBJf6FDoki
— Vipin Narang (@NarangVipin) February 10, 2018
If “diplomatic dance” were an event at the Winter Olympics, Kim Jong Un’s younger sister would be favored to win gold.
With a smile, a handshake and a warm message in South Korea’s presidential guest book, Kim Yo Jong has struck a chord with the public just one day into the PyeongChang Games…
Kim Yo Jong is believed to be the youngest of seven siblings that their father, Kim Jong Il, had with four women. Kim Jong Un and Kim Yo Jong have the same mother, Ko Yong Hui. Kim Yo Jong was always close to her father, and after returning from Switzerland, she was appointed to positions of responsibility in the government, according to Michael Madden, who runs the blog North Korea Leadership Watch.
“Kim Yo Jong’s power exists because of proximity to the leader himself. She is the person he trusts more than anyone else in the regime,” said Ken Gause, North Korean leadership expert.
She’s been known to act as an advance-team leader, inspecting sites before official visits and taking on administrative duties, analysts said…
Experts say her visit for the Winter Games is calculated to answer the expected presence of Ivanka Trump at the closing ceremonies.
“Kim Yo Jong is the perfect counterpart to this,” Hwang said. “And it also is a signal that North Korea is not this crazy, weird former Cold War state — but it too has young women that are capable and are the future leadership.”…
I'll just leave these here. pic.twitter.com/WFbkkZEWRe
— Schooley (@Rschooley) February 10, 2018