Trump Confuses North Korean Leaders on 'Fox and Friends'

President Trump made the gaffe while discussing rising tensions between North Korea and the United States as the rogue regime has been raising the specter of 'nuclear war'

A combination photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Korean Central News Agency / Lucas Jackson, Reuters

President Trump seemed to confuse Kim Jong Un, the young leader of North Korea with his late father, Kim Jong Il who ruled the country from 1994 until 2011, at which point Jong Un took over. Trump made the gaffe while on "his favorite show" Fox and Friends early Tuesday morning in a discussion about rising tensions with North Korea and Vice President Pence's recent visit to the DMZ and South Korea.

“I hope there’s going to be peace, but they’ve been talking with this gentleman for a long time. You read [Bill] Clinton’s book and he said, ‘Oh, we made such a great peace deal’ and it was a joke.”

Trump continued, “You look at different things over the years with President Obama. Everybody has been out-played. They’ve all been out-played by this gentleman, and we’ll see what happens.”