North Korea tells US: Vote wise Trump, not dull Clinton

North Korea endorses Donald Trump
North Korea endorses Donald Trump

It's an endorsement the presumptive Republican Presidential candidate was probably least expecting.

In an opinion article published by state media outlet DPRK Today, the "hermit state" of North Korea came out in support of Donald Trump, NKNews.org has reported.

According to an article on the South Korean website, the DPRK Today piece praised the likely Republican nominee as a "wise politician" and "far-sighted presidential candidate" for his proposal to hold direct talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Quoting a New York Times interview with Trump, in which he said he would be willing to withdraw armed forces from South Korea and Japan if the U.S. were not paid more, the editorial said: "Who knew that the slogan 'Yankee Go Home' would come true like this? The day when the 'Yankee Go Home' slogan becomes real would be the day of Korean Unification."

The editorial also urged Americans not to vote for the Democratic front-runner, "dull" Hillary Clinton.

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"The president that U.S. citizens must vote for is not that dull Hillary – who claimed to adapt the Iranian model to resolve nuclear issues on the Korean Peninsula – but Trump, who spoke of holding direct conversation with North Korea."

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