Let’s Be Honest: Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un are Essentially the Same Person

What we’re currently witnessing between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un is what happens when two unhinged, delusional, and mentally unstable crazy people face off with one another. Their “leadership abilities” are built around massive egos and unprecedented insecurities, fueled by “yes men” who are constantly pandering to their obsessive need to be told they’re the most intelligent, powerful leader who’s ever existed — and that nothing they say or do is ever wrong.



One thing authoritarian personalities like Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un don’t tolerate is disloyalty.

Both men were born into families that set them up for life and completely distorted their view of the world. Since birth, both men have been surrounded by individuals who knew better than to question anything they did, point out their flaws, or stand up to them in any way. They want loyal, obedient lap dogs who do what they’re told, when they’re told, no questions asked.

I have absolutely no doubt that if Trump had his way, he would do away with freedom of the press and free speech. Would he take it to the extremes like North Korea has? No, probably not that far — but pretty close. The man who puts his name on everything from buildings, to vodka, to steaks obviously wants people to know how rich and powerful he is.

Is that really so different than dictators like Kim Jong-Un who place statues or other works of art all over the country so the citizens of that nation are constantly reminded who’s in charge?

Here are a few completely ridiculous lies North Koreans are encouraged to believe are true:

  • Kim Jong-Un could drive by the age of three.
  • Kim Jong-Un beat a yachting pro in a boat race at age nine.
  • Kim Jong-Il invented hamburgers.
  • Not a single person voted against Kim Jong-Un during his first election.
  • Kim Jong-Il wrote 1,500 books while he was in college — in less than three years.
  • Kim Jong-Il had the best record in golfing history  — scoring 11 holes in one.
  • Kim Jong-Il could walk at three weeks old and talk at eight weeks.
  • The leaders do not defecate.

And that’s just a handful of the absurd things passed off as truth by North Korea.

Keep in mind, just like you’d expect of any dictatorship, free speech doesn’t exist; the media is controlled by the government; the Internet is practically non-existent; huge rallies are held where the people applaud, cheer, and praise the dictator; people are told that any information they hear that contradicts what they’ve been told by the government are lies being pushed by those trying to bring them down; brainwashes their supporters into believing anything they say by vilifying anyone who opposes them; brags about military strength as a way to “prove” how strong they are; and nationalism is pushed heavily as a way to galvanize people.



Is that insanity really that much different than what we see and hear from Trump? A man who:

  • Constantly brags about his “intelligence.”
  • Has claimed he knows more about the military than our generals.
  • Acts like everything he does is bigger and better than anyone else.
  • Said no other president, besides possibly Abraham Lincoln, could be more presidential.
  • Has repeatedly claimed that no president has done more in his first few months in office than he has — despite the fact he’s accomplished almost nothing.
  • Claims his support has never been stronger despite every single credible poll — including the one he’s personally called the most accurate in the country — showing him with a historically low approval rating.
  • Frequently holds campaign-style rallies where he panders to his supporters so they’ll applaud and cheer him.
  • Constantly brags about how successful he is.
  • Nearly every single day whines about and attacks the media, calling anything negative about him “fake news” — even though most of it turns out to be factual.
  • Has launched his own “news channel” on Facebook that even conservative website Redstate.com compared to propaganda straight out of North Korea’s playbook.
  • Frequently tells his supporters that he’s the only person they can trust even though most of what he says is a lie.
  • Pushes extreme nationalism.
  • Often brags about the strength of the military he controls as a means to make himself seem powerful.
  • Brainwashes his supporters into thinking that he’s the only beacon of truth and honesty, while lashing out at and vilifying everyone and anyone — including his own people — if he feels they’re standing in his way.

Again, there are many other traits I could have used to compare Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un, but I think I’ve made my point.

Right now we’re watching two incompetent, mentally unstable megalomaniacs trying to one-up each other to prove who’s “more powerful” than the other. In a tense, extremely dangerous situation that desperately needs competent adults in charge of it, instead, we have two weak, insecure man-babies who could very well start WWIII because they’re too mentally unhinged and narcissistic to act like the grown, strong, confident men they claim to be — but most definitely aren’t.

While they have their differences, when you really get right down to it, the truth is, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un are essentially the same person.

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Bonta-kun

    I’m personally amazed that Dorito Mussolini hasn’t called North Korea ‘overrated’ yet.

    • Vanessa Haynes-Miller

      Give him time