Minnesota congressman and DNC deputy chair Keith Ellison made an inappropriate comment recently, suggesting that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is more responsible than President Trump.
The Daily Caller reports:
Keith Ellison Claims North Korean Leader Is ‘More Responsible’ Than Trump
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee, claimed on Friday that Kim Jong Un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea, is a “more responsible” leader than President Trump.
Ellison later retracted his comment, which were made at the Netroots Nation conference, an annual gathering of left-wing and progressive activists.
“North Korea is a serious thing. You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there,” said during the conference, referring to Trump as making the “bellicose threats.”
“Kim Jong Un? The world thought he was not a responsible leader. Well, he’s acting more responsible than this guy is,” Ellison continued.
asps could be heard from the crowd of left-wing activists when Ellison made his remarks.
Here’s the video:
According to Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel, Ellison retracted the statement shortly after.
I followed up w Ellison and he retracted this. https://t.co/rAKsnNUGJf
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) August 11, 2017
It’s good that he retracted the statement but it’s an important reminder of how radical the leadership of the DNC has become.