FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Kim Jong Un Sharing His Support For Donald Trump?
A video shared on social media purportedly shows the North Korean President blaming Biden for Conflict in Gaza and Ukraine.
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The claim is inaccurate. The video predates the current events in Israel and the subtitles are incorrect.
The South Korean military recently detained a boat they claimed was full of defectors from North Korea, Reuters reported. A small wooden vessel was discovered crossing the Northern Limit Line which is the boundary separating the two countries.
The Instagram post shows an emotional speech from Kim Jong Un with a translation. In the post the translation shows he allegedly blames the current conflict in Israel on Biden. He then shares his support for former President Donald Trump. A text overlay reads, “North Korea Supreme Leader: Kim Jong-un Addressing Nation About Donald Trump and WWIII.
The caption reads, “We agree, we agree. Trump needs to be in office. World peace relies on trump.”
The caption is inaccurate. There is no credible news report that suggests this video was taken recently or that Kim Jong Un blamed Biden for Gaza. The video dates back to 2020 before the recent conflict in Gaza. The clip was reported on by The BBC. Their report indicated that Kim was praising the North Korean military when he became emotional and was not speaking about Biden as the edited subtitles suggested.
Furthermore, an English translation of the transcript provided by The National Committee On North Korea did not include an endorsement of Donald Trump or any mention of him or Biden. (RELATED: Does Video Show Recent Arrests Of Pro-Palestine Jews In Israel?)
This is not the first piece of misinformation surrounding the Israeli-Hamas conflict that has been shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a claim that student protesters at the University of Pennsylvania chanted “we want Jewish genocide.”
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