QOTD: Donald Trump "Some people say I shouldn’t like him. Why shouldn’t I like him?”

QOTD: Donald Trump

by digby

On Hannity last night:

“He’s a character. He’s a real personality. He’s very smart... And he’s a real leader... He’s pretty mercurial—I don’t say that in a bad way, but he’s a pretty mercurial guy. He likes me, I like him. Some people say I shouldn’t like him. Why shouldn’t I like him?”

Why shouldn't he "like" him?

Kim rules with extreme brutality, making his nation among the worst human rights violators in the world.

In North Korea, these crimes “entail extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions and other sexual violence, persecution on political, religious, racial and gender grounds, the forcible transfer of populations, the enforced disappearance of persons and the inhumane act of knowingly causing prolonged starvation,” concluded a 2014 United Nations report that examined North Korea.

It's one thing for a president to meet with odious foreign leaders. It goes with job and is often necessary. But this is just grotesque. As were his comments about the treatment of the American hostage Otto Warmbier, telling the world that Kim "felt bad about it" and didn't know it had happened. Ridiculous.

There are so many ways this man is reprehensible. Saying he can't think of a reason why he shouldn't like Kim Jong Un has to be at the top of the list.