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Trump ‘sentenced to death’ by North Korean people, writes state-run newspaper

'He will be forced to pay dearly for his blasphemy any moment.'


Josh Katzowitz


Published Nov 15, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 11:06 am CDT

As President Donald Trump returned from his 12-day trip to Asia late Wednesday night, one North Korea newspaper declared the president should be put to death.

According to KCNA Watch, the North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun wrote on Wednesday that Trump is a “hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people.”

“The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea],” the editorial stated, via KCNA Watch. “Trump, who is no more than an old slave of money, dared point an accusing finger at the sun.”

During his five-country Asian swing, Trump had planned last week to make a secret trip to the Demilitarized Military Zone that separates North Korea from South Korea, but bad weather foiled those plans at the last minute. In a speech to South Korea’s National Assembly, Trump called North Korea “a country ruled as a cult” and told that country’s leadership, “Do not underestimate us. And do not try us.”

“An estimated 100,000 North Koreans suffer in gulags, toiling in forced labor, and enduring torture, starvation, rape, and murder on a constant basis,” Trump said in his speech. He added: “The horror of life in North Korea is so complete that citizens pay bribes to government officials to have themselves exported aboard as slaves. They would rather be slaves than live in North Korea.”

In response, the state-run Rodong Sinmun wrote, “He will be forced to pay dearly for his blasphemy any moment.”

The editorial also charged Trump with “malignantly hurt[ing] the dignified DPRK and Korean-style socialist system” and spouting “a load of rubbish to paint a black picture of the happy life of the great Korean people.”

Trump concluded twice on Twitter on Thursday morning that his trip was a major success.

That friendship, however, apparently doesn’t extend to North Korea, especially when you consider this Trump tweet to Kim Jong-un last week.

Wrote Rodong Sinmun: “The Korean people will regard the face of Trump as a symbol of wolf-like U.S. imperialism and as a target of merciless retaliation and send him to the hell he likes so much to tout.”

H/T Business Insider

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*First Published: Nov 15, 2017, 7:55 am CST