Chelsea Handler Suggests Trading Trump for 'More Sane' Kim Jong Un

Chelsea Handler (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Apple)
September 22, 2017

Netflix host Chelsea Handler suggested trading President Donald Trump for the "more sane" North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in a tweet Thursday night.

Handler, who also spelled Kim Jong Un's name wrong, referenced his response to Trump's United Nations speech where he said that the U.S. would "totally destroy" North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies.

The North Korean leader's statement called Trump a "mentally deranged dotard" and "frightened dog" who Kim Jong Un would "tame ... with fire."

"Uhhh. Kim Jung's letter to @realDonaldTrump is a little bit more sane than @realDonaldTrump. Maybe we trade?" Handler wrote.

Of course, Trump was a democratically elected president while Kim assumed office when his Supreme Leader father Kim Jong Il died in 2011. He has been repeatedly sanctioned for his illicit nuclear program and mass human rights abuses, and he has executed members of his own family to consolidate power.

Handler's severe disdain for Trump and his administration runs deep. She has called for a military coup to remove him from office, mocked the death of his older brother, sobbed openly over his election victory and called Dr. Ben Carson a "black white supremacist."

Handler was also one of numerous celebrities who did not honor a pledge to leave the country if he won the presidency. She is a committed progressive who learned what gerrymandering was last year.