"Kim is Hitlerian."
Conservative Commentator Ben Shapiro expressed disgust at a White House promotional video showing clips of President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un to the score of triumphant orchestral music.
Imagine that Kim is Hitler here and try not to let your stomach churn at the triumphal music playing beneath these images. Because Kim is Hitlerian. https://t.co/DuqIPJH5vp— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 12, 2018
Shapiro's Tuesday morning tweet suggested that Trump's attempt to paint the Singapore summit with Kim, in which the United States agreed to dial down its military involvement in the Korean Peninsula, as a personal victory had the effect of elevating the status of the murderous Korean dictator.
The video, published by Trump's Twitter account, was a montage of highlights from the meeting that emphasized, with sharp cuts and a swelling score, the historic nature of the summit.
A day earlier, Shapiro detailed his concerns about the president meeting the authoritarian leader of another country.
"Elevating a dictator who's enslaving millions in a giant gulag to the status of world leader doesn't seem to me like a great idea,"
Shapiro, who consistently rejects isolationism and advocates a moral approach to foreign policy based on human rights (an idea the Trump administration has been flouting), has also chastised Trump and the media for hyping the Korean summit.
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