Rumors have swirled worldwide in the last week on the state of Kim’s health. North Korea is a highly closed society, which means intelligence is often sketchy and limited. Kim hasn’t been seen in a week, skipping a prominent North Korean holiday appearance, and his private train has been spotted at a coastal resort. That’s the extent of the known facts.
All of that and the lack of a denial from official North Korean media has led to confusion and speculation, to the point where one newspaper ran a headline that read, “North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un Rumored to Be Dead, Brain Dead or Just Fine.”
“It’s a closed society. I haven’t heard anything directly, but I’ll be shocked if he’s not dead or in some incapacitated state because you don’t let rumors like this go forever or go unanswered in a closed society which is really a cult, not a country, called North Korea,” Graham told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro Saturday on her Justice with Judge Jeanine show.
“President Trump is willing to do business with North Korea in a win-win fashion,” Graham added. “So if this guy is dead, I hope the guy who takes over will work with President Trump to make North Korea a better place for everybody.”
So far, speculation suggests China has sent a medical team to North Korea to help with whatever may be ailing Kim Jong Un. Other rumors claim a botched stent surgery may have led to a coma.
State-run media in North Korea has been silent on Kim’s health and whereabouts.