North Korean state media has launched a stinging attack on the former United States vice president and current presidential candidate, Joe Biden, mocking him as a “fool of low IQ.”
The comments, published Wednesday, appear to closely mirror remarks made by US President Donald Trump and his supporters against the former vice president. In March, Trump called Biden “another low IQ individual,” while his attorney Rudy Giuliani described him as a “mentally deficient idiot.”
North Korea’s criticism of Biden comes in response to comments made by the former vice president in which he referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a “dictator” and a “tyrant” during a campaign rally in Philadelphia on Saturday.
North Korean state media, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), accused Biden of “slandering rhetoric,” and described him as “reckless and senseless, seized by ambition for power.”
“What he uttered is just sophism of an imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being, let alone a politician,” the KCNA article said.
It proceeded to list off a range of embarrassing moments for Biden, and recommended that he “think back (on) the reason for his past two failures in presidential elections.”
“Yet, he is self-praising himself as being the most popular presidential candidate. This is enough to make a cat laugh,” the statement said.
The comments are in sharp contrast to North Korea’s seemingly positive view of the relationship between Kim and Trump.
In April, state media described Kim as being pleased with Trump, despite the apparent failure of their last meeting in Vietnam in February.
North Korea is known to change its tone depending on the state of relations.
In 2017, Trump was famously labeled a “dotard.” The US President responded in kind, calling the North Korean leader “fat and short.”
Biden is yet to respond to the North Korean comments.