North Korea’s state media calls Trump a 'hideous criminal sentenced to death'

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U.S. President Donald Trump winces while delivering remarks on the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, from his golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S. August 12, 2017.
U.S. President Donald Trump winces while delivering remarks on the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, from his golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S. August 12, 2017. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

US President Donald Trump had displayed his "true colours as an old lunatic, mean trickster and human reject" during his visit to the Korean Peninsula, according to a commentary published in a state-run newspaper on Wednesday. It comes after the commander-in-chief criticised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. One of his tweets seems to have rattled North Korea.

A regime-run newspaper called Trump a “hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people” after his “short and fat” tweet. The state media also called him a coward for cancelling a visit to the inter-Korean border, The Guardian reports.

"The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of (North Korea)," the Rodong Sinmun commentary said. Trump has been described as one who is no more than an old slave of money.

“He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people- he will be forced to pay dearly for his blasphemy any moment,” the commentary, which was also published by state news agency KCNA, added. Rodong Sinmun is the official newspaper of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party.

Since he became the US president, Trump has engaged in a war of words with Kim. The two leaders traded personal insults and threats of military strikes.

Towards the end of his tour in Asia, Trump sent a tweet that seemingly taunted Kim over his height and weight. He asked his followers why Kim would insult him by calling him old when he would never call him short and fat. Trump tweeted from Hanoi, the latest leg on his Asian tour.

The opinion piece also took a dig at the POTUS’ failure to tour the demilitarised zone (DMZ), reportedly due to bad weather. The helicopter supposed to take him to the DMZ had turned back.

The editorial opposed that it was not really the weather that forced him to cancel the tour. It said he was “too scared to face the glaring eyes of our troops.”

Earlier this week, the POTUS said a friendship between himself and Kim is “a possibility” and would be “good for the world.” He pointed out that strange things happen in life, but it is certainly a possibility. And if that happens, Trump said it would be a good thing for North Korea and lots of other places.