Kim Jong Un is said to be worried about N Korea falling to a coup while he’s with Trump in Singapore

 

Business Insider

by | David Choi

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is reportedly anxious about his summit with President Donald Trump set to take place in Singapore next month. •Kim is said to be worried about a military coup or other hostile actors who might try to depose him while he’s away.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is said to be anxious about his summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore next month.

Citing sources familiar with the preparations, The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Kim was less concerned about meeting Trump than he was about what might happen at home in Pyongyang while he’s gone.

Kim is apparently concerned that the trip to Singapore may leave his government vulnerable to a military coup or that other hostile actors might try to depose him, sources told The Post. The Kim dynasty has ruled North Korea since the country’s inception following the armistice in 1953.

Rumors of a simmering military revolt in North Korea are precisely the kind of thing that emboldened Kim to keep a tight grip on power over the years, according to some experts….

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