North Korea likes the idea of a Trump presidency in the United States, with a propaganda website singing the billionaire’s praises and claiming the presumptive GOP nominee can free Americans of fear that the North will attack.
The column, which was published on Tuesday in DPRK Today, said Trump was a “wise politician” and the ideal choice for voters in the U.S., and called his likely Democratic opponent “thick-headed Hillary.” The paper criticizes Clinton’s proposal to impose sanctions as a way to resolve nuclear issues on the Korean peninsula.
Trump has proposed meeting with Kim Jong Un, leader of North Korea, to stop the nuclear program, and has suggested that China should also step in to help solve the problem.
North Korea is already under U.N. sanctions because of its previous nuclear tests. The U.S. and South Korea say talks are meaningless unless the country makes an effort to end its nuclear ambitions.
DPRK Today also praises Trump’s proposal to pull U.S. troops out of South Korea until Seoul agrees to pay more, claiming that this is the path to Korean unification.
The paper says negotiations are the best way to resolve issues, not war, and claims that Americans are “living every minute and second on pins and needles in fear of a nuclear strike” by North Korea.