Sometimes a little levity is needed — even at the threat of nuclear war. Over the weekend, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un paraded his military in a show of force.
“If the USA is planning a military attack against us we will react with a nuclear pre-emptive strike by our own style and method,” Jong-un said.
The parade featured a failed missile launch and an unusually dressed leader.
“Kim Jong-un was wearing an actual suit like we would wear in the West,” Co-host Pat Gray said Tuesday on The Glenn Beck Program.
Glenn offered a different description.
“No, it was like a Pavarotti jacket for thinner people,” he said. “I mean, if you’re going to be a dictator, you’ve got to get yourself a snappy uniform.”
Enjoy the complimentary clip or read the transcript for details.
This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.
GLENN: Yeah. I know. I think anybody who has the military parades — if you have — this is a sign that you just need to be annihilated as a — as a government: If you have military parades, big pictures of your leaders on the sides of buildings, if your troops march in goose step, I mean, that’s like — I mean, that’s a sign that you’re —
PAT: The higher you goose step, the more evil you are.
GLENN: The more evil you are.
PAT: That’s a good rule of thumb.
GLENN: I saw the parade over the weekend, and they’re all goose-stepping. And I’m like, clearly evil. These people should all be wiped out.
PAT: Yeah. And then for the first time ever, that I’ve ever seen, Kim Jong-un was wearing an actual suit like we would wear in the West.
GLENN: No. No.
PAT: A tie and jacket. It was pretty close.
GLENN: No, it was like a Pavarotti jacket for thinner people.
PAT: Yes. And that’s not a good look for him.
GLENN: No, it’s not. But his pants are like —
JEFFY: They’re giant navy bell bottoms or something.
GLENN: They’re not bell bottoms. If you look at them — they’re like the size of the waste at the top of the thigh all the way down.
JEFFY: All the way down. Yeah.
GLENN: It’s bizarre. And everything on him looks like, you need a tailor. You don’t have a tailor?
PAT: Well, he’s got such a weird body shape that I think it’s tough to fit it with clothes.
STU: Yeah, I think that’s a good —
JEFFY: But he’s the rural, right?
PAT: Yeah, I know.
GLENN: Who was it I heard the other day that said he’s — I think it was one of you guys that say he’s kind of in between of, you know, being fat and giving up.
JEFFY: Yeah, yeah. Yeah.
PAT: He does.
STU: Well, given his life circumstances, right? Because like Jeffy, for example, might be a little overweight.
PAT: Overweight. Uh-huh.
STU: However, he’s limited by his circumstances.
JEFFY: Well, and I’m athletically overweight, unlike Kim Jong-un.
PAT: Yeah, except for no.
STU: But he’s limited by his circumstances in that we don’t pay him a salary. He doesn’t have any income.
PAT: Right. There’s not much he can do.
STU: He’s basically homeless.
GLENN: Whoa, whoa, whoa. This is the opposite. That’s what makes you work out.
If you’re Kim Jong-un and everybody has to say, oh, dear leader, you are smoking hot —
PAT: You are sexy.
GLENN: You are sexy. Then why work out?
STU: But this is my point. There’s nothing in Kim Jong-un’s life that would lead him to be in shape. Right?
GLENN: Oh, so you’re saying he should be fatter?
STU: I think he should be fatter. Because why would you stop at — what is he? What is he, Jeffy, 350?
JEFFY: No. He’s only like 2 feet tall.
JEFFY: Probably 270.
PAT: Maybe 280.
JEFFY: Yeah, 280. He might —
GLENN: No, I don’t think he’s that heavy.
JEFFY: At one point when he had knee surgery and stuff, he probably pushed three.
PAT: And there’s not a lot of cool things you can wear when you’re built like that. Right? So that’s why he does the Nehru jacket.
GLENN: What is the deal with the Nehru jacket? Seriously.
PAT: He looks like he’s the fifth member of Herman’s Hermits in the 1960s.
GLENN: What is the deal with the — seriously, with the — all the Chinese leaders wear that.
GLENN: It was never a good look. It was never a good look.
JEFFY: But you get your hair cut like that and that jacket, that’s a good look.
GLENN: Your comrade jacket.
PAT: Hillary Clinton thinks it’s a good look. She wears it all the time. She’s the only Western person to wear the Herman’s Hermits outfit.
GLENN: And why doesn’t this guy wear the uniform? I mean, if you’re going to be a dictator, you’ve got to get yourself a snappy uniform.
PAT: His dad did, right?
STU: I think honestly — because, again, I don’t know what the uniform would look like on him. There’s not a lot of military guys that are overweight.
STU: Yes. I said there’s not a lot, not there wasn’t one. There’s not a lot. It’s not common.
STU: You can name him because he was fat.
GLENN: I mean, he was at trial for war crimes, they were looking and going, we can’t hang this guy.
PAT: It’s not going to hold him.
GLENN: How are we going to hang him? There’s no way we can hang him. We’ve got to shoot this guy.
PAT: He’s got the Jeffy problem.