January 20, 2022

How Trump handled North Korean human rights — and what Biden will do differently

Robert King, former special envoy for North Korean human rights, spoke frankly about the last four years and the future

For all the attention U.S. President Donald Trump gave North Korea during his time in the White House, he never nominated a point person to watch over human rights in the DPRK.

North Korea is known for forced labor, torture, executions and extreme social policing, and Trump at first railed against those abuses by inviting defectors to the Oval Office and asking one to speak at the 2018 State of the Union.