By Tyler Durden
North Korea’s state-run propaganda machine has seized on Donald Trump’s aborted trip to the DMZ, calling him a “coward” for canceling his visit to the heavily fortified border. And just to make sure there is nothing lost in translation, state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmin said Trump deserves the “death penalty” for insulting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
An editorial in the ruling party newspaper focused its anger on Trump in a recent issue, criticizing him after he vowed to bring the North Korean regime to heel if it doesn’t surrender its nuclear weapons and half its program of nuclear enrichment during a speech to South Korean lawmakers last week during the beginning of Trump’s 12-day, five-nation tour across Asia – which was intended to rally regional support for the US’s push to force North Korea to disarm.
“The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared [to] malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership,” the editorial said.
“He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people,” it added.
Though Trump recently reengaged in the verbal jousting last week when he tweeted that he “would never call Kim ‘short and fat’” …read more