Trump just announced that he is declaring North Korea to be a “state sponsor of terrorism. This can’t be related to what North Korea said earlier today, right?
North Korean state-media lashed out at President Trump as an “old lunatic” who offered a “load of rubbish” about the reclusive regime during his recent swing through Asia.
“A load of rubbish spouted by the old lunatic Trump during his recent visit to South Korea was a total of all nonsense and paradox so far let out by him against the DPRK,” said an editorial in the Minju Joson newspaper on Sunday, referring to North Korea by the initials of its formal name — the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
The newspaper also said Trump “insulted” President Kim Jong Un’s government and fanned the flames of aggression. “He insulted the state and social system of the DPRK and the life of its people. This thrice-cursed crime can never be pardoned,” the editorial said.
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“It is a stark reality that the old and ailing U.S. is heading toward hell,” the commentary, which was also quoted in the country’s state-run news agency KCNA read. “The mentally deranged money-grabber dared point his finger at the sun,” the Rodong Sinmun commentary says, referring to the country’s leadership.
“This has made him the criminal who is sentenced to death by the army and people of the DPRK. Those who challenge the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and its social system can never find their place to live under this sky. Rabid dog Trump will certainly be made to pay dearly for his hideous crime,” it added.
Breaking: Trump announces he’s designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. Putting the country back on the list it was removed from in 2008.
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) November 20, 2017
BREAKING: President Donald Trump announces intent to declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror.
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) November 20, 2017