Geist: ‘Completely Mind-Boggling’ to S. Koreans that U.S. Media Heralded N. Korea

‘To see an ally, at least some members of the media praising Kim Jong-Un’s sister part of the dictatorship was mind-boggling to the South Koreans’

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GEIST: "And I was talking to South Koreans here, you know, people around the hotel, people driving cars and cabs and people who own restaurants, and they couldn’t believe it. I mean, they said, 'I can’t believe some people where you live are falling for this routine because none of us are.' I think on the one hand they understand there’s some level of diplomacy that has to be conducted by South Korea, the president there Moon you see. But to see foreign, to see an ally, at least some members of the media praising this woman, Kim Jong-un’s sister, part of the dictatorship there, was completely mind-boggling to a lot of South Koreans. So I simply stated a fact and sent out a tweet, but that’s what people were saying on the ground here.”

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