The Donald Trump Jr. daughter Ivanka Trump has weighed in on her father’s bizarre tweet that mocked the Kim regime as “mean” and said “I don’t know why he has such a problem with me.”
The tweet, posted on Monday morning, appeared to mock the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, for making the remark about her father, saying: “I am not a dictator but I am a leader who speaks with love.”
Trump Jr. said he “just wanted to express my admiration for his leadership style.”
He said he’s been “blown away” by the comments and hopes he can help people “understand how hard it is to be a leader in this day and age.”
Trump tweeted: “My father was elected president by the people and we need to make America great again!”
“I want to say thank you to all of my supporters and to the American people who voted for me and supported my message that I’m running on a message of hope, not division.
I want to thank all of our amazing military families, and the millions of people who are helping to keep our country safe,” he added.
Ivanka Trump said that while her father is “a big guy,” he is not “a dictator,” and he’s not a “mean guy.”
“My father is a really, really strong leader, he’s a really smart guy, he has a great sense of humor, and I think he has great strength,” she said.
She said he told her she would be “a great first lady.”
The comments came after President Trump and his son were seen discussing the North’s missile launches on Sunday.
Trump said Sunday he was “disappointed” that the United States “could not stop North Korea,” and that the U.S. has “a lot of options” for dealing with North Korea.
“I think the country is in a bad situation,” Trump said.
“I think it’s getting better.
But we’ve got a lot of other options.”
Trump said he is “very, very disappointed” that his administration has been unable to “do anything” to stop North Korean aggression.
He said the United Nations is doing nothing to stop the country’s nuclear program, but he called on North Korea to “step up and do something about” its nuclear program.