Trump Earns Praise of North Korea's State Media

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles while speaking at a rally at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Well, you’ve got to hand it to the gilded toad. He does have a knack for grabbing endorsements.

I thought the Chachi endorsement was big!

From the Guardian:

“North Korean state media has praised US presidential hopeful Donald Trump, describing him as a ‘wise politician’ and ‘far-sighted candidate’ who could help unify the Korean peninsula.

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, who described himself as a Chinese North Korean scholar.

‘Trump said he will not get involved in the war between the South and the North, isn’t this fortunate from North Korea’ perspective?’”


From North Korea’s perspective, I’m sure it is. Just as it is with Obama, when an American leader starts instilling confidence in and drawing praise from despotic regimes, it’s not exactly a good thing, for us or our allies.

“’This is very striking,’ said Aidan Foster-Carter of the University of Leeds.’Admittedly it is not exactly Pyongyang speaking, or at least not the DPRK government in an official capacity. But it is certainly Pyongyang flying a kite, or testing the waters.

‘For the rest of us, this is a timely reminder – if it were needed – of just how completely Trump plans to tear up established US policy in the region.’

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.”

In other words, Trump has signaled his willingness to let those with less than noble intent grow stronger by holding our allies hostage to his demands. He’s not capable of grasping that North Korea is not our friend. If we take a hands off approach in the region and they get the upper hand on South Korea, it’s a bad thing for everybody, including the U.S.

“’[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.’”


The Dennis Rodman of American politics – that should instill some confidence in everyone.


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