“He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people. He will be forced to pay dearly for his blasphemy any moment … The Korean people will regard the face of Trump as a symbol of wolf-like U.S. imperialism and as a target of merciless retaliation and send him to the hell he likes so much to tout.”
The editorial comes a week after the president vowed the U.S. will defend itself and its allies against Pyongyang’s nuclear aggression in a speech to South Korea’s legislative body.
“All responsible nations must join forces to isolate the brutal regime,” Trump said. “You cannot support, you cannot supply, you cannot accept.”
“We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction,” he said. “We will not be intimidated. And we will not let the worst atrocities in history be repeated here, on this ground we fought and died so hard to secure.”
Rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang has intensified during Trump’s first year in office.
“If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph. Rocket man is on a suicide mission … The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”