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Divide Between North Korea And U.S. Grows - Government Newspaper Labels Trump "Psychopath"

Tensions have been high between the United States and North Korea for some time, but the rhetoric has ratcheted up to some incredibly scary levels recently. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un shows little regard for the fact that his words have consequences, or for the fact that they spark fears across the globe about what he may do next. When you combine that with the fact that President Donald Trump has also shown little regard for throwing around the rhetoric on social media or in public commentary, you have a combustible situation.

As The Hill shares, the latest example comes courtesy of a piece that was published in a state-run newspaper in North Korea. The paper is not exactly a forum for open communication and information, as it essentially serves as a propaganda arm of North Korean leadership. An editorial that recently appeared in the paper pulled no punches, and it dropped a harsh label on Trump.

"South Korea must realize that following psychopath Trump...will only lead to disaster," the piece read in part, adding that Trump is attempting to distract citizens from the "tough situation" he's experiencing at home, and that he may just launch a preemptive strike against North Korea as a result.

A preemptive strike from either side would lead to a situation that no one in the world wants to see. The possibility of an all-out war would be raised to the highest possible levels, and there’s no telling what would happen from that point as the pressure mounts on both sides. Trump has recently taken to social media to point out that China has been trying to make some headway with North Korean leadership, but it hasn’t gone swimmingly.

“While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!” he wrote.

Further exacerbating this already tense situation is the fact that Otto Warmbier was returned to US soil in a coma. Warmbier was detained in North Korea for 17 months for an alleged crime he committed in the country, and US officials had no knowledge that his condition had deteriorated to such a point. He would die just days after returning home.

Add it all up, and this a scary and volatile situation that could blow at any time. On the one side, we have Jong-Un, who takes great pride in showing the latest capabilities of his military, and pointing out that parts of the US could be obliterated by a nuclear strike. On the other hand, we have Trump, who has shown no desire to back down when it comes to standing up for what’s right for the nation.

There have been many flashpoints throughout our history in which the nation appeared to be on the brink of war. Those flashpoints have directly led to military action several times, while others were thankfully diffused before they got out of hand. Let’s hope this situation falls into the latter category when all is said and done.

Source: The Hill, AOL
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