President Trump is back from his Asia tour. While even CNN had to admit he did a good job abroad, there are still detractors eagerly on the attack.
At the top of the list is North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
Kim did not appreciate the President’s stern warning while delivering a speech in South Korea last Wednesday. Nor was he amused when President Trump took a jab at his physical appearance.
In retaliation, North Korea issued strong words of their own through an editorial in the country’s state-owned newspaper, Fox News reports.
“The worst crime for which [Trump] can never be pardoned is that he dared [to] malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership,” the editorial reads. “Trump, who is no more than an old slave of money, dared point an accusing finger at the sun.”
The piece left no doubt about the punishment Kim believes President Trump should face for his criticism.
“[Trump] should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people.”
The newspaper also took aim at the President for canceling his surprise visit to North Korea’s Demilitarized Zone due to poor weather conditions.
“It wasn’t the weather,” the editorial mocked. “He was just too scared to face the glaring eyes of our troops.”
President Trump’s stirring South Korea speech, which was met by enthusiastic applause from the country’s lawmakers, made clear that the US would not tolerate Kim’s intimidation.
“We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction. We will not be intimidated,” President Trump said. “The world cannot tolerate the menace of a rogue regime that threatens it with nuclear devastation.”
But North Korea wrote the words off as “rubbish,” asserting that “Rabid dog’s barking can never frighten the Korean people. It is the principle and way of [North Korea] to toughly react to any acts of hostility.”
Kim himself appeared in a number of propaganda photos on Tuesday, boasting about his country’s manufacturing.