Donald Trump, now that he’s the presumptive Republican nominee for President of the United States, has been copping explicit and tacit endorsements all over the place, now that his party is swallowing the bitter pill and embracing the fact that, like it or not, he’s their guy.
But now he’s copped the most coveted endorsement of all: North Korean state media. All hail the Juche ideal as exemplified by ultra-capitalist American real estate mogul Donald Trump!
An editorial in North Korean state-run publication DPRK Today described Trump as a “wise politician” and “far-sighted presidential candidate.” Though this isn’t an official endorsement per se, the fact it was run indicates it’s probably parallel with the North Korean government’s thinking.
Two policies got particular praise. Firstly, Trump’s willingness to meet Kim Jong-un, which most Western leaders are unwilling to do. Secondly, his expressed desire to pull U.S. troops out of South Korea, which is a huge thing for them, considering that the North and South are still technically at war.
The editorial gives a pretty explicit endorsement, actually. “The president that U.S. citizens must vote for is not that dull Hillary [Clinton] … but Trump, who spoke of holding direct conversations with North Korea.”
So there ya go. If you weren’t onboard with Trump before, perhaps this tacit endorsement by one of the world’s most widely condemned regimes might curry your favour? Just a thought.
Source: Huffington Post.
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