Donald Trump would beat North Korea

North Korea goes on a cuddle course with Donald Trump

Opinions are divided on Trump in his own country, in North Korea only positive things can be read about him. The state "DPKR Today" writes that he would make a better president than his rival, Democrat Clinton. US voters should rather vote for him than "stubborn Hillary". The newspaper even trusts Trump that he can rid the Americans of the nuclear threat. The reason for this assessment: Trump had said he was ready to talk to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un about the North Korean nuclear program. The state newspaper also praised Trump's proposal to withdraw US troops from South Korea, which in his view does not contribute enough to the costs of the operation. The newspaper writes: "It turns out that Trump is not the rough, strange and ignorant candidate he is described as."

Trump's intention to withdraw troops from South Korea is particularly well received in the north

Trump is less likely to be pleased with the statement that the US presidential election will remain a choice between two evils. Trump's rhetoric is "empty din" and his "wild campaign promises" are nothing more than "tricks" that should increase his popularity.

Approval for Trump also comes from the North Korean newspaper "Rodong", which reacted with glee to Trump's remarks. The official newspaper of the ruling party is convinced that neighboring South Korea is afraid of an election victory for the billionaire. The government in Seoul could not hide that. Whenever Trump talks about foreign policy, he comes up with the US troops in South Korea and its "free pass in defense".

Up to 30,000 US soldiers are stationed in South Korea. North Korea sees this as a provocation. Pyongyang regularly accuses the United States of preparing an attack through their joint maneuvers with South Korea, which both countries deny. Trump's threat of troop withdrawal "surprised the servants who look up to the United States as if they were their masters," writes the Rodong newspaper.

ha / uh (Reuters, dpa, ap)