Ivanka Trump, who was in South Korea to lead the U.S. presidential delegation to the closing ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games said it was not fair of the media to compare her to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s sister.
Trump made her remarks during an interview with NBC News’ Peter Alexander.
Alexander played a news clip in which Kim Yo Jung, the director of North Korea’s propaganda and agitation department, was referred to as “North Korea’s Ivanka.”
“Is that a fair comparison?” Alexander asked.
“I don’t think so,” Trump said. “I would far prefer to be compared to my sisters here in South Korea who are thriving in this incredible democracy.”
Kim Yo Jong was praised glowingly by the media with CNN saying that she was “stealing the show” and the Washington Post fawned over her, while conveniently omitting any reference to the brutality of the North Korean regime.