Mr Woodward, who is famed for breaking the Watergate Scandal that brought down US president Richard Nixon described the event in his new book ‘Rage’. The journalist revealed how the dictator told Mr Trump that he murdered his uncle by dispatching his head and then placed the head on the chest of the dead body and forced top officials to view the gruesome spectacle. The book describes how Mr Trump took pride in the fact that the North Korean leader, “tells me everything”.
It goes on to say that Kim Jong-un gave the president a “graphic account” of the events surrounding the execution of his uncle Jang Song Thaek for treason.
At the beginning of Kim Jong un’s reign, it is believed that his uncle Jang helped cement his authority.
But, the uncle, who wanted to reform and open up North Korea attracted the suspicion of Kim Jong-un.
In 2015 Kim Jong-un conducted a major purge, his uncle Jang met his grim fate during this time.