North Korea's media applaud Trump discuss United States troops
Donald Trump seems discovering some buddies in North Korea.
The presumptive U.S. Republican presidential candidate has been getting great press this week in the North's carefully managed media, initially in an opinion piece that applauded him as "sensible" and filled with foresight then Wednesday in the main mouthpiece of the ruling Worker's Party itself.
Both posts kept in mind how his recommendations he would be willing to fulfill leader Kim Jong Un and wishes to reconsider and potentially withdraw U.S. troops from South Korea have created a "Trump Shock" in Seoul.
The state-run DPRK Today in Pyongyang started the Trump appreciation on Tuesday by juxtaposing the "smart" Trump with what it called "dull Hillary" explaining leading Democratic Party prospect Hillary Clinton by just her given name.
" The presidential candidate who U.S. citizens ought to elect is not dull Hillary, who says she would pursue an 'Iran-type design' to fix the Korean Peninsula's nuclear issues, but Trump, who said he would resolve problems by straight talking with North Korea," stated the column attributed to a "China-based scholar."
In the prolonged column, Trump is described as a "sensible politician and presidential candidate with foresight" for his comments about the United States possibly withdrawing its soldiers from South Korea if Seoul does not pay. It also noted his public willingness to straight talk with the North Korean leadership if he ends up being president.
Trump told The New York Times in March that South Korea and Japan should pay much more for the United States soldiers based in their nations about 28,000 in South Korea and around 50,000 in Japan. In a more recent interview with the Reuters news agency, Trump said he wanted to meet with Kim.
" I would speak with him, I would have no problem talking to him," he stated.
The elimination of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula and direct talks with a U.S. president dovetail nicely with objectives Pyongyang has actually held for many years though certainly for different reasons than the American real estate magnate.
The North desires the United States troops to leave because it sees them as a direct danger to the regime's security and has long desired talks with Washington, seemingly towards a peace treaty to end the 1950-53 Korean War, that would boost its worldwide status and acknowledge that North Korea is a nuclear state.
" There are a majority of 'favorable elements' to remove from Trump's 'inflammatory campaign pledges,'" the author states in the DPRK Today column, explaining Trump's indications that Seoul must pay "100 percent" of the cost for the American troops stationed in the South and, if not, Washington must pull them out.
"Who knew that the 'Yankee Go Home' slogan we screamed so enthusiastically could come real so easily like this? The day that the 'Yankee Go Home' slogan becomes truth would be the day of unification."
The Korean War that solidified the division of North and South Korea ended in an armistice, not a full peace treaty.
The DPRK Today website is thought about to be a propaganda outlet targeted at readers outside the North, though its position within the federal government is unclear.
While not as vibrant or overtly helpful as the DPRK Today column, the ruling party's main RodongSinmun editorial stated the development of Trump is causing stress and anxiety in South Korea because of his remarks about the possible U.S. troop withdrawal.
It stated the South Korean government needs to stop living as a servant of foreign forces and return to the side of the Korean nation, however didn't comment directly on Trump as a candidate.