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‘Head was cut, sitting on chest’: Kim Jong Un showed off executed uncle’s headless body, says Trump

As the world waits with bated breath for Washington Post investigative journalist Bob Woodward’s book ‘Rage’ scheduled to hit book stores next week, more damning revelations have come out about the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Donald Trump told the author of the upcoming biographical book that the headless body of Kim Jong Un’s executed uncle was displayed to senior North Korean officials.

Trump goes into detail about Kim Jong-un’s confession about how he killed his uncle.

“He killed his uncle and he put the body right in the steps,” Trump said, in an apparent reference to a building used by senior officials.

“And the head was cut, sitting on the chest,” the excerpts of the book quoted Trump as saying.

Trump said to journalist Bob Woodward that Kim “tells me everything.”

It must be noted that Jang Song Thaek, the North Korean leader’s uncle by marriage and a hugely powerful figure within the regime. He was purged for treason and corruption in 2013 in what was widely seen as a power move to establish Kim’s authority over the country.

The North has never officially stated how Jang was executed. Multiple reports claimed that an anti-aircraft gun was used.

With this admission, Trump became the first high profile official to mention decapitation as the cause of death for Kim’s uncle.

Negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington have remained at a standstill ever since the meeting in the Demilitarised Zone, and ties between the North and South have plummeted, but Trump insisted that he still had a good relationship with Kim.