Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson witnessed Sunday's historic meeting between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), sharing his thoughts on "Fox & Friends."
Carlson said that this was the case of "wheezing" in an unhealthy way and sounded like an "emphysema" patient whose health was rapidly deteriorating.
"Our president basically got together with the North Korean leader with relatively few spectators watching the movie scene after they met – actually to the border – shaking hands … then both came back and stood about a meter away from us and talked to each other, "he said.
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Carlson, who said the DMZ feels like" the end of the world ", continued to describe Kim's apparently poor health and health laborious breathing.
"It really felt like we were at the end of the earth, in the middle of nowhere, with not many people nearby, in the middle of the street. it was very strange. and I mean, right next to kim. I mean, I could have touched him, so close, "he said.
" And he was breathing like an emphysema patient. I do not say that as an insult. But he breathed laboriously, as if out of breath. And even taking into account the historical nature that certainly played a role in his respiratory distress, my attitude was as a non-doctor – that's a very unhealthy type. Very unhealthy. I mean, maybe I'm wrong … but that was the first thing I thought. This guy is in very bad health. "
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Carlson also said that he believed Trump was genuine in his relationship with Kim, claiming that the President was" truly " dominates "and" towers over "the rogue head of state.
" I think it's heartfelt … he's not an admirer of the atrocities obviously committed [Kim’s]but Trump thinks he's a competent crooked guy … and It can not be easy to hold the power of the third generation in a country like the ruling class of 80-year-old generals. It's a pretty tough man to hold power in a place like the north, so I think Trump respects his tenacity, "he said.
" My mind … I'm just standing there for an hour and looking too – I think he was a bit overwhelmed by Trump who towers over him and who it is a very tall man, "added Carlson. He seemed to somehow dominate him and there was a kind of magnetism and a real It did not feel like his peers. It felt like a situation in which it is an older brother and a younger brother.
Carlson said it was impossible to defend North Korea's horrific record on human rights, calling it a "disgusting place," but also offered the real flip side of the coin.
"There is no defense of the North Korean regime which is a monstrous regime. It is the last truly Stalinist regime in the world. It's obviously a disgusting place, and that's why there is no defense, "he said 19659003]" On the other hand, you have to be honest about what it means to run a country, it means killing people, not to the extent that it does North Koreans do, but many countries commit atrocities, including a number to which we are closely associated. "
" I'm not a relativist or anything, but it's important to be honest, "Carlson added.
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"And it's not necessarily a choice between the bad and the big people, it's most often a choice between bad and bad people, that's just the nature of life and certainly the nature of power, and I think that's the way the president thinks he's far less sentimental about this stuff and, I think, more realistic. "
Carlson's personal interview with the president will air on Monday night at 8:00 pm ET on the Fox News Channel .