North Korean media rips Biden: a 'fool of low IQ'

North Korean media rips Biden: a 'fool of low IQ'
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North Korea’s state media outlet KCNA hammered former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris faces pressure to define policy proposals Biden campaign rips 'Medicare for All,' calls on Dems to protect Affordable Care Act Harris voices support for Puerto Rico protesters: 'I stand with them' MORE Tuesday as a “snob bereft of elementary quality as human being” as the Democratic presidential primary gets underway. 

“He is self-praising himself as being the most popular presidential candidate. This is enough to make a cat laugh,” the agency wrote in a commentary piece. The news outlet went on to belittle Biden as a “fool of low IQ,” citing his college grades and disparaging him for falling asleep at a 2011 speech by former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMichelle Obama weighs in on Trump, 'Squad' feud: 'Not my America or your America. It's our America' Media cried wolf: Calling every Republican a racist lost its bite Rubio criticizes reporters, Democrat for racism accusations against McCain MORE.

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“Explicitly speaking, we will never pardon anyone who dare provoke the supreme leadership of the DPRK but will certainly make them pay for it,” KCNA wrote.

It is unclear if KCNA was responding to a certain comment the former vice president made, though Biden went after President TrumpDonald John TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller MORE at a rally Saturday for embracing “dictators and tyrants like [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and [North Korean leader] Kim Jong UnKim Jong Un Majority of voters aren't confident Trump's diplomacy will lead to North Korea denuclearization The Hill's Morning Report - Trump seizes House impeachment vote to rally GOP Trump blasts 2020 Dems during campaign rally MORE.”

Biden also praised Trump in February after he walked away from a nuclear summit with North Korea, saying “He did the right thing by walking away. A bad deal is worse than no deal.”

The former vice president has emerged as a frontrunner in the mushrooming Democratic presidential primary field, topping every national poll since he announced his White House bid last month and garnering millions of dollars in campaign donations.

The Biden campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill regarding KCNA's article.