Last week, President Trump said that he hadn’t realized how difficult it would be to disarm North Korea until he received a short history lesson from Chinese President Xi Jinping. “After listening for 10 minutes, I realized it’s not so easy,” Trump confessed to the Wall Street Journal.
But it appears Xi’s impromptu North Korea 101 class didn’t go quite far enough. Trump doesn’t seem to know exactly who the leader of North Korea is — or have any grasp of how long he’s been in power.
Speaking to Fox News about rising tensions with Pyongyang, Trump repeatedly referred to “the gentleman” leading North Korea as an individual who had persistently outwitted US administration after administration, at least as far back as the Clinton era of the 1990s.
“I hope things work out well. I hope there’s going to be peace, but they’ve been talking with this gentleman for a long …