North Korean state-run media praised presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as a “wise politician” and the right choice for Americans in November, according to Reuters.
A Tuesday editorial in DPRK Today — a mouthpiece of the Kim Jong Un regime — hailed Trump as a "far-sighted presidential candidate" while calling Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton "thick-headed" and "dull."
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“Trump is not the rough-talking, screwy, ignorant candidate they say he is, but is actually a wise politician and a prescient presidential candidate," the piece’s author, Han Yong Muk, wrote.
The editorial argued that Trump could bring about the Hermit Kingdom’s "Yankee Go Home" vision and that “there are many positive aspects” to his candidacy for the communist country. North Korean resents the presence of Americans on the Korean peninsula, and the editorial argued that Trump may withdraw the American troops protecting South Korea.
The regime often uses belligerent rhetoric regarding South Korea, prompting concerns about conflict between the countries if American troops vacate the peninsula. “Trump said ‘he will not get involved in the war between the South and the North,’ isn’t this fortunate from North Koreans’ perspective?” the editorial states.
The piece claimed that, with Trump as president, Americans will not be "living every minute and second on pins and needles in fear of a nuclear strike" by North Korea.
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