North Korean State Media Compliments Trump
Donald Trump has a new friend in the form of North Korea. The country’s media outlet, DPRK Today, called Trump a “wise politician” and a “far-sighted presidential candidate.”
“In my personal opinion, there are many positive aspects to the Trump’s ‘inflammatory policies,’ ” wrote Han Yong Mook, who said he was a Chinese North Korean scholar.
“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 piece says.
The Hill reports:
The writer referenced a speech Trump made where he said he talked about possibly withdrawing military forces from Seoul unless it pays more for its defense costs.
“Yes do it, now. … Who knew that the slogan ‘Yankee Go Home’ would come true like this?” the editorial said.
“The day when the ‘Yankee Go Home’ slogan becomes real would be the day of Korean Unification.”
The editorial also slammed Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.
“The president that U.S. citizens must vote for is not that dull Hillary — who claimed to adapt the Iranian model to resolve nuclear issues on the Korean Peninsula — but Trump, who spoke of holding direct conversation with North Korea.”
Trump in the past has said he’d be willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a proposal that was met with backlash from Republican leaders.
A meeting with the North Korean leader would mark a major shift in how the U.S. and allies deal with Pyongyang, as most international powers have slapped sanctions on the country because of its nuclear and missile tests.
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