Trump says North Korea went too far in calling Biden `rabid dog`

Clay Curtis
November 18, 2019

In commentary Friday, North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) called Biden, a former US vice president, a "rabid dog" who should be "beaten to death with a stick".

North Korea said on Thursday it had turned down a US offer for fresh talks ahead of a year-end deadline Pyongyang has set for Washington to show more flexibility in negotiations. Biden is one of the Democratic frontrunners challenging Trump for the presidency. The president added that he is the only one who can get Kim to where he needs to be.

"Rabid dogs like Baiden [sic] can hurt lots of people if they are allowed to run about", KCNA commentators said.

The surprising tweet was addressed to "Mr Chairman", an apparent reference to North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un. "They must be beaten to death with a stick".

Trump's tweet Sunday came hours after North Korea ruled out any denuclearization talks with the USA unless Washington lifts what were termed "hostile policies" against the regime, according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency.

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The Democrat has accused Trump of cozying up to embattled foreign leaders and has been highly critical of his diplomacy with Kim, calling the meetings "three made-for-TV summits".

"It seems that murderous dictator Kim Jong Un doesn't like me..."

Trump has also claimed Biden has a 'low IQ'.

Earlier, in October, the North Korean delegation led by chief negotiator Kim Myong Gil conducted denuclearisation talks with the USA delegation headed by Stephen Biegun in Sweden.

Trump's feud with Biden is at the center of the impeachment inquiry into the president, which is focused in part on whether the Trump administration demanded Ukraine investigate the former vice president and his son in exchange for USA military aid.

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