North Korea's Supreme Leader/dictator Kim Jong-un has reportedly died, or is on his death bed with no hope for recuperation, according to media outlets in China and Japan. https://t.co/29y9kPtSoj
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) April 25, 2020
Can we confirm Kim Jong Un’s death from a source other than TMZ first please
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) April 25, 2020
Chinese and Japanese media both reported Kim Jong Un has undergone a stent procedure and suffered cardiovascular issues.
He hasn’t been seen in days, missed big national anniversary, and now his train is parked outside compound.
Plenty of rumors but no confirmations…
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) April 25, 2020
For what it’s worth, North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun reports Sunday that Kim Jong-un has sent thanks to the workers of Samjiyŏn for building projects there. And would they lie to us? [sarcasm punctuation desperately needed here]https://t.co/4VZHGPZh05
— Alistair Coleman (@alistaircoleman) April 25, 2020
#breaking Satellite images show what is likely North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's train at his compound in Wonsan. This doesn't prove or disprove anything about his health. But for context, Kim usually prefers to fly to Wonsan. A train is a far more formal/solemn way to travel. pic.twitter.com/5w9iJwqh9J
— Will Ripley (@willripleyCNN) April 25, 2020
As health rumors persist, Kim Jong Un's private train seen at North Korean leader's holiday compound https://t.co/GdGbgCweNR
— TIME (@TIME) April 25, 2020
CIA: Look matey, I know a dead dictator when I see one, and I'm lookin' at one right now
DPRK: He's resting. Shagged out after a long speech to the army
CIA: Fine, I'll wake him up. 'Ello, Comrade! I've got a lovely hunk of kimchee for you
DPRK: *kicks gurney* There, he moved https://t.co/jzyOWkKtzC
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) April 25, 2020
If not Kim Jong Un, then who? Meet the heirs to North Korea’s throne https://t.co/jcbJYrvVPS
— Bloomberg (@business) April 25, 2020
Can a woman become dictator of North Korea before there’s a woman President of the United States?
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) April 25, 2020
— matt (@ohnoitmatt) April 25, 2020
— Will Tooke (@willtooketv) April 25, 2020
I never said the pandemic was a Hoax! Who would say such a thing? I said that the Do Nothing Democrats, together with their Mainstream Media partners, are the Hoax. They have been called out & embarrassed on this, even admitting they were wrong, but continue to spread the lie!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) April 25, 2020
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) April 25, 2020
Trump says briefings 'not worth the effort' amid fallout from disinfectant comments https://t.co/Ytzub8FBEA
— The Guardian (@guardian) April 25, 2020
This video from Republicans for the Rule of Law has clocked more than a million views since we released it less than 24 hours ago. I'm re-posting it here in case you missed it, or if you might want to retweet or forward it. Or just to watch again and be, again, horrified by it. pic.twitter.com/DTLqxQbHjB
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) April 25, 2020
— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) April 25, 2020
We need a president who is a cross between F.D.R., Justice Brandeis and Jonas Salk. We got a president who is a cross between Dr. Phil, Dr. Strangelove and Dr. Seuss. https://t.co/Ge0Eh7k7el
— Dave (@davewiner) April 25, 2020
On the first day of restaurants outdoor patios being reopened in Colleyville, Texas "so long as physical distancing is maintained between tables," a waiter wearing a face mask takes orders from diners eating on the outdoor patio at Rio Mambo Tex Mex. pic.twitter.com/VYP7QQS4ao
— Tom Fox (@TomFoxPhoto) April 25, 2020
Which American counties are likely to see the highest covid-19 death rates? https://t.co/4ovSgE7zP6
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) April 25, 2020
and. this is… odd.
Trump and Putin issue rare joint declaration on anniversary of meeting of American and Soviet troops at the River Elbe 75 years ago, spawning debate among some in the administration https://t.co/xIYXNdx4sX
— Thomas Grove (@tggrove) April 25, 2020
This is another puzzling example of Putin's hold over Trump.
The Soviet troops to meet US forces at the Elbe on April 25, 1945, were elements of the Soviet *First Ukrainian Front.*
Why isn't Trump commemorating this 75th anniversary with Ukrainian president Zelensky?
— David Frum (@davidfrum) April 25, 2020
BORIS IS RISEN! BREXITSHAMBLES BRITAIN
Boris Johnson back to work on Monday to halt growing criticism of leadership vacuum https://t.co/n0ol8lJawh
— The Independent (@Independent) April 25, 2020
Fact checkers find rumours Boris Johnson didn't actually have COVID-19 are false https://t.co/JYpamueTAd
— ABC News (@abcnews) April 25, 2020
It's not just that most of the UK press act as campaigning wings for the Tories.
David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Theresa May, George Osborne all hired their spin doctors from senior BBC staff. Stratton is ITV via the BBC. A revolving door between public broadcasting and the Tories https://t.co/vseb0wbL6g
— Owen Jones🌹 (@OwenJones84) April 25, 2020
Until 13 March, UK policy was that travellers arriving from Wuhan, Italy, Iran should self isolate. Govt cancelled that policy at around the same time as they stopped community testing & tracing. Have asked Govt many times to explain that decision & publish the science behind it https://t.co/AsVWUJSFS4
— Yvette Cooper (@YvetteCooperMP) April 25, 2020
>A 600 page report in 2019 about a "highly transmissible & highly virulent pandemic" signed off by Sir Patrick Vallance
>Potential to cause 65k+ deaths & a cost of £2.35tn
— Mavi Lopez-Martine🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪🇺🇪🇺🇬🇧 (@MartineMavi) April 25, 2020