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North Korea Calls Biden a 'Fool of Low IQ'

Pyongyang says he's 'enough to make a cat laugh'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 22, 2019 2:30 AM CDT
In this Saturday, May 18, 2019 photo, Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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(Newser) – North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the presidential hopeful called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant during a recent speech, the AP reports. Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency on Wednesday said the former vice president had insulted the country's supreme leadership and committed an "intolerable and serious politically-motivated provocation" against the North. During a campaign launch in Philadelphia on Saturday, Biden accused President Trump of cozying up to "dictators and tyrants" like Kim and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"What he uttered is just sophism of an imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being, let alone a politician," KCNA said. It added: "There is nonstop comment over his bid for candidacy that he is not worth pinning hope on, backed by the jeer that he is a fool of low IQ. Yet, he is self-praising himself as being the most popular presidential candidate. This is enough to make a cat laugh." There was no immediate reaction from the Biden camp. North Korea has often unleashed crude insults against US and South Korean politicians in past years to criticize what it saw as insults to its leadership. During tensions created by a provocative run in missile tests in 2017, Kim called Trump a "mentally deranged US dotard."

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