A North Korean state newspaper on Thursday called President Trump a “psychopath” and said that he was striking against the country to divert attention from political turmoil in the U.S.
The commentary warns South Korea, a key U.S. ally in the region, against following the lead of “psychopath Trump,” saying that doing so “will only lead to disaster.”
It also suggests that Trump is facing a “tough situation” at the White House that might take him to face an impeachment, and that he is following in the footsteps of other U.S. presidents in escalating tensions around the world.
In his first months in office, Trump sought to pressure China to mediate in North Korea and help to block its weapons programs.
Trump, however, tweeted that seeking China’s assistance in addressing North Korea “has not worked out.”