North Korea’s state controlled media, Korean Central News Agency, called Donald Trump’s “America-first” policy “the American version of Nazism far surpassing the fascism in the last century in its ferocious, brutal and chauvinistic nature.”
The editorial ran on Tuesday, according to The Wall Street Journal and several other outlets.
Pyongyang’s state media also described U.S. policy as “Nazism in the 21st century.”
“The world has never seen peace since the emergence of the American-first principle,” the op-ed went on to say.
Other recent state media articles have called Trump a “reckless war maniac” and a “lunatic.” These comments come ahead of a planned visit by South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the White House, where the two leaders will discuss North Korea’s missile and nuclear program.
The KCNA report described sanctions against North Korea as “an unethical and inhumane act, far exceeding the degree of Hitler’s blockade of Leningrad.” It also said that Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord an act worse than the Nazi concentration camps of WWII.
In the early stages of the Trump presidency, the administration approved North Korean diplomat Choe Son Hui to visit New York for talks, but the meeting was cancelled after Kim Jong Nam –Kim Jong Un’s half brother — was killed in Malaysia.
Recently, an American student Otto Warmbier died after being held in North Korea for 17 months.