U.S. Republican nominee Donald Trump has earned himself an avid supporter in North Korea, which released an opinion piece calling the candidate “a prescient presidential candidate” who Americans should vote for in the upcoming presidential elections.
Published in May on North Korea’s propaganda website DPRK Today, the article said Trump could free America from “living every minute and second on pins and needles” out of fear over the threats of a possible nuclear attack from North Korea.
Reuters reported that Trump has previously stated that he is willing to discuss a possible halting of Pyongyang’s nuclear program with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He also suggested that China can be instrumental in solving the issue.
“It turns out that Trump is not the rough-talking, screwy, ignorant candidate they say he is, but is actually a wise politician and a prescient presidential candidate,” said the column allegedly written by Korean scholar Han Yong Muk.
The column then commented on Trump’s opponent, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, calling her “thick-headed Hillary” because of her stance on imposing sanctions to North Korea over its nuclear program. Currently, North Korea, is under U.N. sanctions for its recent rocket tests.
The article also praised Trump for his pronouncements on withdrawing US soldiers from South Korea, a move the North has been calling for years as a possible solution that may lead into a peace treaty between the two Koreas.