North Korea has reportedly dropped anti-Donald Trump leaflets, scattering scenes of violence against the U.S. President across Seoul in South Korea, by way of balloons.
One of the leaflets refers to Trump as a “mad dog” and depicts him as a dog whose head is being chopped off by an axe. Another shows Trump’s human head being smashed by the foot of a North Korean soldier with the phrase “Death to old lunatic Trump” and “Complete obliteration.”
Yet another poster shows Trump again as a dog, this time standing at a United Nations podium – a nod to his speech last month where he publicly criticized North Korea and said the U.S. would “totally destroy” it – while men in suits are seen by the phrase “he’s gone completely insane.”
Reuters reported that the leaflets were first posted to social media by people who discovered them, and that some of the leaflets had ended up by the South Korean Presidential Blue House.
President Donald Trump address the United Nations General Assembly in September, but it wasn’t until about two days later that a North Korean official responded to Trump’s speech, during which the President said “Rocket Man” Kim Jong Un is on a “suicide mission” and that the U.S. would “totally destroy” North Korea if need be.
President Trump told the U.N. it is time for North Korea to realize that ceasing its missile program is the “only acceptable future,” but that the United States is ready to “totally destroy” the country if it continues on this path of destruction toward the U.S. or its allies.
“If he was thinking he could scare us with the sound of a dog barking, that’s really a dog dream,” Ri told reporters outside his hotel, South Korean Yonhap News Agency had reported. A “dog dream” is a reference to a North Korean proverb that “a procession moves even if dogs bark,” and it is considered absurd.
Ri said, “I feel sorry for his [Trump’s] aides,” when asked about the President’s nickname for the North Korean dictator.
It is no secret that emotions run high on both the U.S. and North Korean sides of the situation. President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un have exchanged comments back and forth for several weeks now.
Most recently, North Korea yet again threatened to bomb Guam, a U.S. territory. The country has been twice sanctioned by the U.N. Security Council, and those sanctions have banned nearly all its exports.
The U.S. had sent bombers in late September – the aircraft flew the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) any U.S. bomber or fighter aircraft has been in the 21st Century.
It was reported in early October that President Trump is mulling a trip to the DMZ when he travels to South Korea next month.
The President also recently shut down Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statements that the U.S. has an open line of communication with Pyongyang, and would hope to solve the conflict diplomatically. Trump alluded to the fact that his Administration and, most likely, the U.S. Military would be taking care of the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
Rhetoric has gone back and forth between the U.S. and North Korea all summer. Tensions can be cut with a knife, and the sometimes bizarre exchanges have left many Americans wondering exactly what is going to take place next.