EXCLUSIVE: North Korean Defector Honored By Trump Describes Difference Between Democracy And Communism

Saagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent

North Korea defector Ji Seong-ho, who was honored by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union Tuesday, has a message for anyone considering a communist form of government, he told The Daily Caller in an exclusive interview.

“I cannot find the exact words to describe it. Simply put, it is a horrible thing. Communism is a hell. On the other hand, democracy is heaven. Democratic countries are places where there is freedom of expression and where you can live on the strength of your merits,” Ji declared.

Ji also delivered a message to the North Korean people saying “Outside North Korea, there is a freedom. If you choose to pursue this freedom, you might have the honor of visiting Washington, D.C. and meet the president. This is a freedom. I hope the day comes soon when many people can escape from North Korea.”

The North Korea defector also opened the interview with a message for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. “I would like to tell him this — in the land I lived in, you could choose life or death. I chose life. I chose to live in a land of freedom. I won. I achieved victory.”

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