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Mike Pence: Kim Jong Un Sister's 'Fawning' by Media Ripped

Mike Pence: Kim Jong Un Sister's 'Fawning' by Media Ripped

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Feb. 22, 2018. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 23 February 2018 09:02 AM

Vice President Mike Pence ripped the media Thursday for "fawning over" Kim Jong Un's sister, who represented North Korea during the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Fox News reported.

Pence's comments came during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington, D.C. Kim Yo Jong received some favorable coverage in what was called a charm offensive by North Korea while Pence endured some criticism for not standing when North and South Korean athletes appeared during the Olympics' opening ceremony Fox News said.

"For all the media fawning over the sister of the North Korean dictator, I think it's important that every American knows who this person is and what she’s done," Pence said at the conference, per Fox News.

"The sister of Kim Jong Un is a central pillar of the most tyrannical and oppressive regime on the planet, an evil family clique that brutalizes, subjugates, starves and imprisons its 25 million people," the vice president continued.

CNN wrote of Kim Yo Jong on Feb. 10: "With a smile, a handshake and a warm message in South Korea's presidential guest book, Kim Yo Jong has struck a chord with the public just one day into the PyeongChang Games" and compared her to President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump.

Despite protests in South Korea, its president Moon Jae-in sat next to Kim Yo Jong during a Seoul concert, dined together, sat in the same box at the Olympics opening ceremony, and jointly cheered a unified women's ice hockey team together, Agence France-Presse reported.

Pence called North Korea a "murderous dictatorship" at CPAC while asking the audience to remember Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was detained in North Korea, and then died after being released in a coma, Fox News wrote.

"I say the United States of America doesn't stand with murderous dictatorships, we stand up to murderous dictatorships, and we will keep standing strong until North Korea stops threatening our country, our allies or until they abandon their nuclear and ballistic missiles once and for all," Pence said, per Fox News.

The Washington Post reported that Pence allegedly had agreed to a secret meeting with Kim Yo Jong and North Korean officials on Feb. 10 but North Korea pulled out hours before the sit down after Pence announced new sanctions against the country and denounced its nuclear ambitions.

CNN was criticized on social media for its alleged favorable coverage of Kim Yo Jong.

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