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North Korea's Kim Jong Un a Better Leader Than Trump? Youngest Head of State Faces Oldest U.S. President

Tom O’Connor
North Korea's Kim Jong Un a Better Leader Than Trump? Youngest Head of State Faces Oldest U.S. President

Kim Jong Un is the young authoritarian supreme leader of North Korea; Donald Trump the elderly democratic head of the United States. Unlike Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un didn’t have decades to train for a position that placed him in charge of one of the most rigid, unforgiving political systems on the planet. After making economic reforms in an attempt to rescue the country's failing economy, and violently purging some of his father’s men as a message to his detractors, Kim appears to give North Korea what it has never had before: intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) capable of delivering nuclear warheads to the U.S.