April 27, 2020 | 9:45pm | Updated April 27, 2020 | 10:31pm
President Trump hinted Monday that he knows how North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is doing — and said the American people could be finding out in the “not-too-distant future.”
The president was asked during a White House briefing whether he had any updates on Kim’s health, which has been the subject of rampant speculation in recent days.
“I can’t tell you, exactly — yes, I do have a very good idea, but I can’t talk about it now. I just wish him well,” Trump said.
“I hope he’s fine,” the president added. “I do know how he’s doing, relatively speaking. We will see. You will probably be hearing in the not-too-distant future.”
Earlier on Monday, North Korean state media published a purported letter from the Hermit Kingdom’s leader in a bid to dispel rumors about his health.
The 36-year-old despot hasn’t been seen publicly since April 11 and missed the April 15 commemoration of the 108th birthday of his grandfather, North Korea’s founder Kim Il Sung.
His failure to attend the event sparked conflicting reports that he could be in a vegetative state, dead, or — as South Korea says — is absolutely fine.