North Korea: Trump making US 'racism' and 'misanthropy' worse

North Korea: Trump making US 'racism' and 'misanthropy' worse
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North Korea is accusing the United States of pushing racist policies, exacerbating social inequalities and cracking down on press freedom in a document being circulated by its diplomatic mission in Geneva.

According to a Tuesday Reuters report, the "White Paper on Human Rights Violations in the U.S. in 2017" claims that human rights conditions in the U.S. have worsened since President TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE took office last year.

"Racial discrimination and misanthropy are serious maladies inherent to the social system of the U.S., and they have been aggravated since Trump took office," the document, issued by the country's Institute of International Studies, reads.


The paper accuses Trump of stacking his Cabinet with billionaires, including Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Overnight Tech: Uber exec says 'no justification' for covering up hack | Apple considers battery rebates | Regulators talk bitcoin | SpaceX launches world's most powerful rocket Overnight Cybersecurity: Tillerson proposes new cyber bureau at State | Senate bill would clarify cross-border data rules | Uber exec says 'no justification' for covering up breach MORE, a former ExxonMobil CEO, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive.

It also points to violent clashes that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., last year during a white nationalist rally as an example of heightened racial tensions in the U.S.

“The racial violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12 is a typical example of the acme of the current administration’s policy of racism,” the paper says.

Trump took aim at Pyongyang in his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, saying that "no regime has oppressed its own citizens more totally or brutally than the cruel dictatorship in North Korea."

He also warned in that address that North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons could soon threaten the U.S. 

The North Korean document was the latest salvo in the country's feud with the Trump administration. It cast the U.S. as a withering nation with rising rates of unemployment and homelessness, and blasted Washington as hypocritical for touting the importance of human rights.

"The U.S., 'guardian of democracy' and 'human rights champion', is kicking up the human rights racket but it can never camouflage its true identity as the gross violator of human rights," it says.