North Korea’s state media has unleashed a personal attack on former U.S. Vice President and presidential hopeful Joe Biden for slandering its ‘supreme’ leader, calling Biden “a rabid dog” that needed to be put down.
The KCNA said the former vice president was showing signs of “the final stage of dementia”, and the “time has come for him to depart his life”.
According to a statement, it said, “Such a guy had the temerity to dare slander the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)”.
“It was the last-ditch efforts of the rabid dog expediting his death,” KCNA said. “Rabid dogs like Baiden [sic] can hurt lots of people if they are allowed to run about. They must be beaten to death with a stick, before it is too late.”
In contrast, the North has credited a “close personal relationship” between Kim and Trump for saving ties between their countries from a destructive pattern of hostility.
The leaders have met three times to discuss improving ties and ending the North’s nuclear weapons program.
Both Kim Jong Un and Trump have actively joked about Biden, a move that sent many political analysts rubbishing Trump for supporting a dictator at the expense of a fellow American.