Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un look as if they're neck and neck in a race to see who can make the world explode first. But with Trump being the supposed "leader of the free world" and Kim Jong-un being the dynastic dictator ruling over a poverty-stricken, starving nation, you would think that they would have absolutely nothing in common. Well, in actuality, they're two sides of the same coin. Sure, they may hate each other, but Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are the same person and there is a lot of evidence to prove it.
Let's face it, there are loads of similarities between Trump and Kim Jong-un. Perhaps what makes them so vitriolic towards the other is the fact that they see everything they hate about themselves reflected back through the other person. Maybe that's even what drives them to threaten total annihilation at each other. Do you ever wonder that, had they met under different circumstances, they could actually be friends? Horrible, narcissistic friends bonding over daddy issues, mind you. Check out all the weird ways Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are alike and vote for the most indicting similarities.
They Both Have Daddy Issues
A lot of people have hypothesized that Trump has some deep-seated daddy issues that are causing him to act like an egomaniac. Stephen Colbert joked in his monologue about Trump needing to fill a father-sized hole in his heart. Journalist and Asian studies expert Isaac Stone Fish drew a comparison between Trump and Kim, citing father issues as a common link between the two:
"One of the things [Trump] praised about Kim was taking over the family business, so to speak, when he was 26 or 27, which is roughly the same age that Trump took over the family business from his father, […] They share a very overbearing father and this desire to step out from the shadows of their patriarch,"
So there you have it. These two are trying to destroy the world because their fathers didn't love them enough.
That hair though...! Neither the North Korean dictator, nor the would-be dictator of the United States can seem to find a functional, flattering haircut for the life of them. You would never see these guys' headshots used as an example of a hairstylist's potential haircut options. If you did, just run far away from that salon; they will ruin you.
Trump's extreme combover (or wig? What is it?) has been the source of much ridicule the world over. It's seminal in both its recognizability and terribleness. Kim's hair bears a similar iconography as it is equally gravity defying as it completely wrong for his face. Both of these men have no idea what to do with the top of their heads. Is this a sign of mutual levels of madness?
They're Mouthpieces Of Propaganda
We've all heard the crazy stories that are spouted from the North Korean propaganda machine: Kim Jong-un climbed the tallest mountain in North Korea in just his dress shoes; the country is definitely not suffering from famine; Americans are all Imperialists who love murder. Clearly, Kim Jong-un loves a bit of good press to put it mildly. Kim Jong-un loves insane heaps of praise and brazen lies that all work in the service of making him and his country look good.
And it looks like Donald Trump is taking more than a couple of leaves out of the North Korea propaganda machine playbook. Trump started his own state-run-TV-esque station called Trump TV, described as real news, not the "fake news" he's so fond of deriding. Fox News is practically a propaganda machine for Trump too; when every other news station was covering the Russia investigation and Trump's alleged obstruction of justice, Fox News was talking about burger emojis.
They're Partial To Sitting In Big Trucks
Remember back in March 2017 when Trump got behind the wheel of a truck and pretended to drive before miming honking a giant horn, like a huge toddler would? Guess who else looks as though they derive no greater pleasure from anything other than sitting in the driver's seat of a big old non-moving truck? It's Kim Jong-un! The pair of them love getting into an 18-wheeler for a photo op, looking like the big kids that they are. Big kids with unfathomable power, that is.