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Donald Trump is a Psychopath: North Korea

North Korea on Thursday called US President Donald Trump a "psychopath" in a context of mounting tension after the death of North American student Otto Warmbier, who was evacuated in a coma from North Korea last week. Pyongyang's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the US president is facing a "tough situation" in his country and said Trump is considering a pre-emptive strike on North Korea to divert attention from a domestic political crisis. "South Korea should realize that following the psychopath Trump ... will only lead to disaster," the paper said in an editorial. A series of atomic tests and missile launches by the North Korean regime in the last year increased tension on the Korean peninsula and Warmbier's death further complicated relations between Pyongyang and Washington. Trump has lashed out at North Korea's "brutal regime" and said it was determined to "prevent this kind of tragedy from happening to innocent people in the hands of regimes that do not respect basic legality and human decency." South Korean President Moon Jae-In echoed his words by stating in an interview prior to his visit to the White House next week that North Korea is responsible for the student's death. Moon, a center-left politician vested last month after a landslide election victory, prioritizes an attitude of engagement with North Korea rather than the stance held by his predecessor, conservative Park Geun-Hye. Washington made a new show of strength Tuesday in the region, with the flight of two B-1 bombers on the Korean peninsula as part of a training mission with Japan and South Korea.

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