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 BidenSanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Klobuchar releases medical report that says she's in 'very good health' Candidates face pressure to exit presidential race 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 ObamaTrump suggests Sotomayor, Ginsburg should have to recuse themselves on 'Trump related' cases The South Carolina Democratic primary will be decided by black women Do Trump and Sanders hate America? 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 TrumpTrump suggests Sotomayor, Ginsburg should have to recuse themselves on 'Trump related' cases Sanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders releases list of how to pay for his proposals MORE at a rally Saturday for embracing “dictators and tyrants like [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and [North Korean leader] Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnSanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Sanders under fire from Democrats over praise for Castro regime Sanders comes under attack for Castro comments 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.