VideoCast with CNN: Explaining North Korea and Trump’s “Joke” About “President for Life”

Donald Trump speaks at a White House Opioid Summit, March 1, 2018 (Win McNamee/Getty)

I joined George Howell on CNN International on Sunday morning to discuss a pair of issues that arose on Saturday — Donald Trump’s claim to have received a phone call “from North Korea” and his “joke”, at a lunch at his Florida resort, that he might follow the example of China’s Xi Jinping about becoming President for Life:

I’m not comfortable w jokes about ending democracy and installing a dictatorship.

Maybe that’s just me.

Watch from 12:17:

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.


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