It should come as a shock to no one ever that presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump was just endorsed by North Korea state media. Trump has a bromance going on with various dictators so this is no surprise really. In North Korea, it’s not an unrequited love.
North Korean state media heaped praise on GOP front-runner Donald Trump, describing him as a “wise politician” and “far-sighted candidate” who could help unify the Korean peninsula.
The Guardian reports:
An editorial in DPRK Today, an official media outlet, welcomed the Republican presidential candidate’s proposal to hold direct talks with Kim Jong-un, saying he could help bring about Pyongyang’s “Yankee go home” policy.
“There are many positive aspects to Trump’s ‘inflammatory policies’,” wrote Han Yong-mook.
“Trump said he will not get involved in the war between the South and the North, isn’t this fortunate from North Korea’ perspective?”
The editorial referred to Trump’s speech in March, in which he suggested he would withdraw US military forces from Seoul if South Korea did not increase spending on defence.
“Yes do it, now … Who knew that the slogan ‘Yankee Go Home’ would come true like this? The day when the ‘Yankee Go Home’ slogan becomes real would be the day of Korean Unification,” the writer continued.
John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy In Focus, said the editorial indicated Pyongyang’s wish to break through Washington’s strategic patience policy.
“[Trump]’s the Dennis Rodman of American politics — quirky, flamboyant, risk-taking. At the moment he’s also an outsider. But Pyongyang is hoping that either he’ll be elected [and follow through on his pledges] or that his pronouncements will change the political game in the US and influence how the Democratic party and mainstream Republicans view Korean issues.”
Earlier this year, the billionaire candidate lavished praise on North Korean communist dictator Kim Jong-un, saying he deserves “credit” for slaughtering his opponents.
“And you’ve got to give him credit: How many young guys — he was like 26 or 25 when his father died — take over these tough generals and all of a sudden, you know, it’s pretty amazing when you think of it,” Trump said in January. “How does he do that?”
“Even though it is a culture, and it’s a culture thing, he goes in, he takes over, he’s the boss,” Trump added. “It’s incredible.”
It’s not just North Korea. Trump has defended Vladimir Putin for murdering journalists. I see a three-way in Trump’s future.
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