By Bronte Price, PoliticKING
North Korea has endorsed thepresumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, on a propaganda website calling him "a prescient presidential candidate" who can liberate Americans living under daily fear of nuclear attack by the North.
The column published on Tuesday by DPRK Today, described Trump as a "wise politician" and the right choice for U.S. voters in the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election. It also described the likely Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, as "thick-headed Hillary."
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Trump has told reporters that he was prepared to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program. He also said that China should help solve the problem.
North Korea, is under U.N. sanctions over its past nuclear tests. South Korea and the United States have said that North Korea’s calls for dialogue are meaningless until it takes steps to end its nuclear program.
DPRK Today also said Trump's suggestion for the US to pull its troops out of South Korea until Seoul pays more was the way to achieve Korean unification.
"It turns out that Trump is not the rough-talking, screwy, ignorant candidate they say he is, but is actually a wise politician and a prescient presidential candidate," said the column, written by Han Yong Muk, a China-based Korean scholar.
DPRK Today is a news sites run by the North Korea, although its content is reportedly not always handled by the main state-run media. It also said that, promising to resolve issues on the Korean peninsula through "negotiations and not war," was the best option for the US. The column described America as, "living every minute and second on pins and needles in fear of a nuclear strike" by North Korea.
For years, North Korea has called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from South Korea as the first step toward peace on the Korean peninsula. It has also demanded that Washington sign a peace treaty to replace the truce which ended the 1950-53 Korean War.
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