WaPo Article Compares Kim Jong Un's Sister to Ivanka Trump — It Goes Just as Well as You'd Think

| FEB 11, 2018 | 6:30 PM

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On Saturday, several media outlets published stories positively portraying Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. The Washington Post happened to be one of them, as it published a story with the headline, “The ‘Ivanka Trump of North Korea’ captivates people in the South at the Olympics.”

In the article, Kim is described as a “political princess,” even though she “had none of the hallmarks of power and wealth that Koreans south of the divide have come to expect.” The Post then spoke with Sue Mi Terry, a former Korean analyst at the CIA. She compared Kim to Trump, saying that she was “the Ivanka Trump of North Korea.”

This comparison was made because Kim Jong Un sent his sister to attend the opening ceremony while President Donald Trump is sending his eldest daughter to attend the closing ceremony.

Users on Twitter weren't too happy with this comparison that made its way into the headline of the story and reacted accordingly:


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