Fox News Flash top headlines for May 22 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Joe Biden's campaign said Wednesday it was "no surprise" North Korea prefers President Trump, in response to scathing criticism from the rogue nation's state-run media agency in which it questioned his intelligence and called him an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" "As Vice President Biden said in Philadelphia, Donald Trump'embraces dictators and tyrants like [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and [North Korean leader] Kim Jong Un' while alienating our closest allies. That is antithetical to who we are and it has to change," Andrew Bates, the Biden presidential campaign's director of rapid response, told The Hill. "Trump has also been repeatedly tricked into making major concessions to the murderous regime in Pyongyang while getting nothing in return. Given Vice President Biden's record of standing up for American values and interests, it's no surprise that North Korea would prefer that Donald Trump remain in the White House," the statement continued.
North Korea, which has offered effusive praise for U.S. President Donald Trump, delivered a scathing rebuke of one of his top Democratic foes, Joe Biden, for insulting leader Kim Jong Un, calling the former vice president "an imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being, let alone a politician." In a commentary published late Tuesday, the North's official Korean Central News Agency blasted Biden, a leading Democratic candidate for president, for having "the temerity to insult the supreme leadership of the DPRK, an intolerable and serious politically motivated provocation." DPRK is the acronym for the North's formal name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The KCNA commentary did not specifically detail what Biden had said to incur the wrath of Pyongyang, but the former vice president was quoted as asking supporters at a rally Saturday in Philadelphia if the U.S. is "a nation that embraces dictators and tyrants like (Russian President Vladimir) Putin and Kim Jong Un?" The North is known to be fiercely protective of the Kim family dynasty, which are revered as almost godlike figures, and regards any criticism of them as the gravest of offenses. "We will never pardon anyone who dare provoke the supreme leadership … but will certainly make them pay for it," the commentary said.
President Trump expressed his confidence in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday, indicating that the strongman's rogue nation may have tried to send him a "signal" with a new editorial critical of former Vice President Joe Biden. "I have confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me, & also smiled when he called Swampman Joe [Biden] a low IQ individual, & worse. He was referring to an editorial, published on Tuesday, that lobbed a series of insults at Biden, the 2020 contender leading in the race to challenge Trump for the presidency. The editorial, posted by the Korean Central News Agency, called Biden "self-praising" and suggested it was laughable for Biden to consider himself the most popular presidential candidate. "He is self-praising himself as being the most popular presidential candidate.