The ever-escalating war of words between the United States and North Korea got dialed up when an editorial in a state-run newspaper called President Trump a coward who deserved the death penalty.|
“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.”
Most senior American officials who stop in South Korea spend at least a couple of hours in the DMZ.
|The editorial also mocked Trump for skipping a visit to the Demilitarized Zone, a 2.5-mile-wide and 160-mile-long strip that divides North and South Korea. “He was just too scared to face the glaring eyes of our troops.”|
North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency called Trump a “lunatic old man” who was “lost to sense.” The outlet also urged Americans to oust Trump and suggested that he had “begged for nuclear war.”