FILE - In this May 10, 2016 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves at parade participants at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea. If North Korea has been a foreign policy headache for Barack Obama’s presidency, it threatens to be a migraine for his successor. The next president will likely contend with an adversary able to strike the continental U.S. with a nuclear weapon. Whoever wins the White House in the Nov. 8 election is expected to conduct a review of North Korea policy(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

McCain, Cruz Get Under Kim Jong Un’s Skin

Arizona’s senior Senator knows how to push North Korea’s Supreme Leader’s buttons.  In an interview with Greta Van Susteren, McCain called out Kim as the

Crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea

The Korean Central News Agency, North Korea’s propaganda arm, responded characteristically, saying that McCain’s comments, along with Ted Cruz’s efforts to re-label North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, “hurt its dignity.”

As such guys as John McCain and Ted Cruz made a provocation tantamount to declaration of war against the DPRK, the DPRK will take steps to counter it.

McCain’s response on twitter was perfect:

If anything, shouldn’t Kim regard it as a compliment?  His country is perpetually wracked by poverty and starvation, has a GDP roughly the same size as Delta Airlines, and yet he manages to pack on the pounds.   That’s an achievement worthy of the title “Supreme” Leader.

 

 

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