North Korea’s state media announced that Donald Trump "deserves the death penalty" for insulting the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un.
The US president was called a “hideous criminal” by the ruling party’s newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, for urging the five Asian countries he visited last week to maximize pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program.
“The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared [to] malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership,” the article read.
“He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people.”
Trump gave criticism of the North Korean leader during his 11-day trip to Asia.
While in Hanoi, he tweeted: “Why would Kim Jong Un insult me by calling me ‘old’, when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat’?”