Ever wondered what North Korea, one of the most belligerent nations in the world, thinks about Donald Trump, one of the most violent and aggressive presidential candidates America has ever seen?
Well, it appears there might be some truth to the age-old adage of opposites attract because the reclusive nation is evidently not too fond of the boorish billionaire.
The GOP presidential hopeful recently suggested Japan and South Korea might need to arm themselves with nukes in case United States is unable to defend them from North Korea — a comment that did not sit well with both the White House, which called the plan “catastrophic,” and the communist country, which has refused to stop its nuclear weapons program.
“Donald Trump's remarks are totally absurd and illogical,” Ri Jong Ryul, deputy-director general of the Institute of International Studies in Pyongyang, told CNN. “The U.S. tells us to give up our nuclear program, is preparing a nuclear attack against us, and on the other hand would tell its allies to have nuclear weapons. Isn't this (a) double standard?”
Deeming the business mogul’s ideology “dangerous,” Ri warned that Trump's strategy would only escalate North Korea's nuclear ambitions.
“Trump's remarks give us deeper look at America's hostile policy against my country,” the diplomat added. “Simply put, America's hostile acts against us are making the situation on the Korean peninsula worse.”
Although Pyongyang has not officially responded to Trump's remarks, it recently attempted political satire by scolding President Barack Obama for U.S. nuclear policy in the voice of Abraham Lincoln.
“It’s a position that we have to talk about,” Trump had told The New York Times in March. “If the United States keeps on its path, its current path of weakness, they’re going to want to have that anyway with or without me discussing it, because I don’t think they feel very secure in what’s going on with our country.”
You know there's a problem when North Korea starts calling Donald Trump "crazy".— Andrew Mullins (@AndrewWMullins) April 17, 2016
If even North Korea is calling Trump absurd, maybe we should just take the hint.— ? ton (@peyton_mg) April 17, 2016
@rebeccaheckyea— ThePowerPuffofOz (@TheBigEasyofOz) April 17, 2016
North Korea is all "we know a thing about being outrageous childish idiots, and this Trump fella..."
When North Korea thinks Donald Trump is a crazy person, that's saying something.— Mike Mika (@MikeJMika) April 17, 2016