The world is asking: Where is Kim Jong Un?
On today’s Jay Sekulow Live we discussed the mystery of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un’s whereabouts and what that could mean for the future of that country and geopolitical tensions in that critical region of the world.
President Trump was asked about this yesterday at the White House press conference. He said in response:
I can’t tell you exactly. Yes. I do have a very good idea but I can’t talk about it now. I just wish him well. I’ve had a very good relationship with Kim Jong-un. . . . You would have been in war with North Korea if I wasn’t President. That I can tell you. He expected that. That I can tell you.
So where is Kim Jong Un? That’s the question everyone is asking. I’ll tell you, there’s an interesting aspect to this. A foreign reporter made the statement that Kim Jong Un had a message for the President that he delivered on Saturday. The President had a quick response to that:
He didn’t say anything last Saturday. Nobody — nobody knows where he is, so he obviously couldn’t have said it. If you have a — this is breaking news that Kim Jong Un made a statement on Saturday. I don’t think so.
That tells you that there is a lot more to this than anybody knows, at least publically. That could have big repercussions. The whole situation with the Korean peninsula is always a tense situation, but even more so now when you’ve got the leader unaccounted for. That’s about all you can say right now, that he’s unaccounted for.
There’s also some news from Washington. Both the House and the Senate had been scheduled to come back on May 4th, but leadership in the House canceled those plans.
ACLJ Director of Government Affairs Thann Bennett made the following point:
So May 4th was the comeback date for both the House and Senate. Leader McConnell announced several days ago that the Senate would indeed come back to start working on a number of things, including the next response to the Coronavirus as well as, obviously you know this is a very important time for confirmations, not just for judges but also for the executive branch.
You need executive branch officials to respond to a pandemic like this. So it’s very important, I think, for the Senate to be here and Leader McConnell announced they are coming back. Yesterday after some delay, Leader Hoyer, number two in charge of the House, had announced that the House would be back next Monday, May 4th as well, to begin working on the next Coronavirus response bill.
The response from Democrat Members in Washington, D.C. was very much opposed to that. When he announced it on the conference call, they did not want to return back.
You can listen to the entire episode, complete with more discussion of the situation in both North Korea and Washington, here.
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