11 Ways We Can Tell Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un Are Probably The Same Person

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Vote up the clearest parallels between the two global leaders.

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.


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    They've Created Some Buzzwords

    They've Created Some Buzzwords
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    Trump's inability to handle criticism from the press led to him promoting a phrase that has unfortunately embedded itself into the cultural lexicon - "fake news." It can't be escaped. Whenever Trump, his cabinet or his supporters disagree with a valid point that casts any of them in a negative light, they simply scream "fake news" and act as if that has ended the argument. It's pervasive, it's catchy and it's damaging as hell.  

    But Trump's not the only one that has managed to infect our vernaculars. Kim Jong-un's "dotard," a phrase he coined and recently fired at Trump, has caught on too. "Dotard" is shorthand for "mentally deranged" and "senile" and it seems to have irritated Trump to no end... and has also reintegrated itself into the everyday American's lexicon.

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    They've Both Taken Over The "Family Business"

    Their businesses are a little different in nature, but the point still stands, Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump are both the beneficiaries of nepotism and they most probably would not be wielding the power they have today without extreme boosts from their respective families.  

    Trump was born into wealth thanks to his father, Fred Trump, who made "a sizeable fortune from buying and selling properties for American soldiers and their families during World War II,"as Investopedia explains. Donald Trump then got into his father's real estate business in 1971, and hit a decent stride of real estate decisions before facing bankruptcy in the 1990s.  

    Kim Jong-un also took upon himself the "family business" of being the dictator of the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea, when his father, Kim Jong-il, died in 2011. See how Trump and Kim Jong-un's trajectories are eerily similar? They're practically one and the same!  

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    They Grew Up In The Lap Of Luxury

    Donald Trump's childhood home was located in the wealthy enclave of Jamaica Estates, Queens, where he grew up in the lap of luxury thanks to his father's real estate wealth. Kim Jong-un grew up in a family that basically commandeered all the money in North Korea and pooled it into an insanely lavish lifestyle for one family. Both of them are the products of a ridiculous amount of entitlement and a disproportionately wealthy upbringing – they should be friends!  

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    They're Mouthpieces Of Propaganda

    They're Mouthpieces Of Propaganda
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    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 leafs 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.  

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    Those Haircuts

    Those Haircuts
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    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?  

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    There Are A Lot Of Photos Of Them Looking At Things

    There Are A Lot Of Photos Of Them Looking At Things
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    Both Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un love a good photo-op. Kim's always border on being a little strange though: each photo is notorious for the way Kim just stands in front of something and looks at it. These could be flowers, nuclear bombs, babies, cars...you name it, Kim has looked at it. There's an entire Tumblr dedicated to these photographs.  

    Trump has a similar Tumblr dedicated to him looking at objects. Well, not objects; he mostly looks at women but in Trump's eyes what are women but objects? He is an accused rapist, after all. Trump has been seen to creepily stare at beauty pageant entrants as well as pizza.