North Korea Says Trump Should Be 'Sentenced To Death' For Insulting Kim Jong-Un
North Korea’s state media has called Donald Trump a “hideous criminal” after he insulted leader Kim Jong-Un during a recent speech in South Korea.
As a part of his marathon five-nation Asia tour Trump made a stop in Seoul, South Korea, where he spoke about North Korea and its “cruel dictatorship” in a speech to legislators in hopes of gaining support against the North’s nuclear weapons ambitions, according to a report from the Guardian.
In response, Rodong Sinmun, the ruling party’s newspaper in North Korea, published an editorial calling out Trump for his remarks and for not making a stop in the North on his tour.
“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.”
The hostility between Trump and Jong-Un has been present since he became president, with the former recently taunting the latter over his height and weight on Twitter.
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017
“Why would Kim Jong-Un insult me by calling me ‘old,’ when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat’?
Back in September, former NBA athlete Dennis Rodman offered to be a mediator between Trump and Jong-un.
“If the president tries to reach out to Kim, I think there would be a great possibility that things would happen,” Rodman previously said during an appearance on Good Morning Britain. “If they could sit down and have some kind of mutual conversation and try and start some dialogue, that could open the door just a little bit.”