Kim Jong Un
The Republican lawmaker tried lauding the former president’s questionable foreign diplomacy skills on CNN.
The two leaders’ interests are aligning in the face of their separate, intensifying confrontations with the United States.
The two leaders are expected to discuss North Korean supplies to assist Russia in its ongoing war in Ukraine.
Estimates say the reclusive and isolated Asian country has tens of millions of artillery shells and rockets that could give a huge boost to the Russian army.
"This will further isolate them," the vice president said of the leaders of Russia and North Korea.
"Deadline: White House" host Nicolle Wallace broadcast multiple clips of the former president gushing over autocrats.
The New York Times on Monday reported that Kim is planning to travel to Russia, likely using an armored train, this month to hold talks with the Russian president.
The former New Jersey governor, a rival for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, slammed Trump's handling of dictators.
“Congratulate our friends,” former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said. “Don’t congratulate our enemies."
"I mean, I just shook my head. There wasn’t much more I could do," said John Bolton.