According to the Guardian, the Rodong Sinmun newspaper used an editorial to criticise the U.S. President for apparently insulting leader Kim Jong-un, saying Mr Trump was a “hideous criminal”.
Mr Trump has just finished a tour of Asia taking in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.
He declared the trip had been “tremendously successful”, telling reporters: “I think the fruits of our labour are going to be incredible, whether it’s security of our nations, whether it’s security of the world or whether it’s trade.”
But Rodong Sinmun reportedly focused on the alleged ‘insult’ by the U.S. President of Kim Jong-un when he denounced North Korea’s “cruel dictatorship” during in a speech in Seoul.
According to the Guardian, the editorial said: “The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared [to] malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership.
“He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people,” it added.
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Mr Trump’s ongoing war of words against the hermit nation didn’t reach any kind of ceasefire during his Asia tour.
The U.S. President, who has previously dubbed Kim Jong-un “Little Rocket Man”, tweeted an insult about the North Korea leader’s height and weight during the tour.
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017