Media Reacts To Kim Jong Un Holding His Daughter’s Hand In Public After Her Disappearance: ‘Heir Apparent’
North Korean dictator and self-proclaimed “supreme leader” Kim Jong Un paraded his young daughter at a major military party on Tuesday, sparking speculation in media around the world that he was grooming her for leadership.
As Kim’s military apparatus escalates warnings to use the “most overwhelming nuclear force” against the United States if the supposed provocations continue, Kim delivered another message to the world: He has a daughter.
The notorious face of the Kim dynasty has recently been missing for more than a month, only reappearing during a meeting on Monday.
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The event – a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of North Korea’s military – made global news after Kim’s daughter, Kim Ju-Ae, made a rare appearance, smiling and walking with her father during the event to the applause of senior military officials. family.
Photos of the celebration were provided by North Korean state media.
CNN reported that the high-profile appearance of Kim’s daughter was “the latest sign that the girl may be groomed as her eventual successor.”
The Washington Post argued that Kim’s daughter was the “heir apparent” to North Korea.
And the New York Times asked if Kim-Jong-un’s “most beloved daughter” would be “North Korea’s next leader.”
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Kim’s young daughter is believed to be around 10 or 11 years old, according to The Washington Post, although that number is disputed by other outlets.
North Korean state media was particularly spared mentioning Ju-Ae, except to say she is “loved” and “respected.”
But Kim’s daughter is not the only member of the North Korean ruling family to have attracted media attention.
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His 35-year-old sister, Kim Yo Jong, has also been the subject of succession rumors after accompanying her older brother to multiple public events in North Korea, even sitting next to former Vice President Pence. at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
However, Kim has not indicated that he plans to step down anytime soon.
Kim celebrated her birthday on January 9. His father, Kim Jong Il, and his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, ruled until death.
Fox News’ Anders Hagstrom contributed to this report.
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