It seems that some people really don’t like it when President Trump gets on Twitter.
On Wednesday, Rodong Sinmun, the state-run North Korean newspaper that serves as the official media organ of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, announced that the U.S. president had been “sentenced to death by the Korean people” following his most recent jab at Kim Jong-un on Twitter.
The editorial statement declaring the death sentence begins as follows:
“Trump betrayed his true colors as an old lunatic, mean trickster and human reject during his one night and two days stay in South Korea.”
OK, so there’s that.
The statement continues:
“The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK.
“Trump, who is no more than an old slave of money, dared point an accusing finger at the sun. He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people.”
So, what, exactly, did Trump do to not just raise the ire of North Korea, but see to it that he was actually sentenced to death?
He fired off a tweet last week that mocked the North Korean dictator. You might have seen it:
“Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me ‘old,’ when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat?’”
Actually, that’s pretty tame, by Trump standards.
But, in North Korea, it gets you the death penalty.
Just another day in Pyongyang.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large