According to a recent state-run newspaper editorial, the North Korean people are sentencing president Donald Trump to death because he used his free speech to condemn the harsh dictatorship.
The article says that the President offended the country when he denounced its “cruel dictatorship” during his tour around Asia and for those remarks, he should apparently be killed. “The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared [to] malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership,” the ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun wrote, according to The Independent. “He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people.”
Trump was also condemned as a coward by the North Koreans for canceling his visit to the border because of inclement weather conditions. But the article said that the President “was just too scared to face the glaring eyes of our troops”, according to the AFP, which first reported the belligerent piece. Trump’s helicopter taking him to the DMZ (demilitarized zone) had turned back after just five minutes due to bad weather, an explanation the propaganda-driven government-controlled newspaper intentionally left out.
The visit was part of a marathon five-nation Asia tour by the US president aimed largely at galvanizing regional opposition to the North’s nuclear weapons ambitions.
Towards the end of his Asia tour, Trump may have helped increase tensions between the rogue state. He sent a tweet from Hanoi that took the verbal jousting to a new level, taunting the North Korean leader over his height and weight.
“Why would Kim Jong-Un insult me by calling me ‘old,’ when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat’?” he tweeted.
The members of the ruling Kim dynasty both past and present, enjoy near god-like status in North Korea. That makes them extremely sensitive to any remark that might be seen as mocking or disrespectful of the current regime leadership.
The public does not have freedom of speech in North Korea, and can only print what they are told by the communist government.