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Donald Trump 'gives credit' to Kim Jong-un for way he dealt with executed uncle

Trump is hoping to become the President of the United States next year.

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KIM JONG UN may be surprised to find out about his latest admirer.

Speaking at a rally in Iowa over the weekend, US presidential hopeful Donald Trump expressed his admiration for the North Korean leader, saying he ‘deserves credit’ for killing off his political rivals.

He was talking specifically about the execution of Kim Jong-un’s uncle General Jang Song-Thaek in 2013.

It was also rumoured at the time that a number of Jang’s relatives were also killed by Kim in an effort to consolidate his power following the death of his father.

“He wiped out the uncle. He wiped out this one and that one. Because this guy doesn’t play games, and we can’t play games with him. Because he really does have missiles and he really does have nukes,” said Trump.

Trump’s comments follow North Korea claiming to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.

Iowa will be the first round of voting in the Republican nomination, when caucuses take place on 1 February.

Currently polling puts Trump in second place in the State, trailing his rival Ted Cruz by around one point. 

Read: Trump taunts Cruz over the fact he was born in Canada

Also: Trump’s apparent confusion over whether Paris was in Germany led to a bit of a row

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