The United States President is called a “hideous criminal” and a “coward” for urging Asian nations to by all means increase pressure on North Korea to halt its growing nuclear programme.
President Donald Trump deserves the death penalty for insulting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the country’s state media has said.
An editorial in the ruling party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, called US President a “hideous criminal” for urging the five Asian countries he visited last week to maximise pressure on North Korea.
The paper also called Trump a “coward” for cancelling a visit to the inter-Korean border.
“The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared [to] malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership,” the editorial said.
“He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people.”
Mr Trump refused to hold back on his usual criticism of Mr Kim during his 11-day trip to Asia.
Towards the end of his trip, he taunted North Korean leader over his height and weight. He tweeted:
“Why would Kim Jong Un insult me by calling me ‘old’, when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat’?”
Both men have been attacking each other, even before Trump was sworn in as president.