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 BidenBloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes Obama cautions 2020 hopefuls against going too far left 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 ObamaWhat are Democrats going to do once Donald Trump leaves office? Krystal Ball: Patrick's 2020 bid is particularly 'troublesome' for Warren Deval Patrick: Biden 'misses the moment' in 2020 campaign 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 opens new line of impeachment attack for Democrats Bloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes MORE at a rally Saturday for embracing “dictators and tyrants like [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and [North Korean leader] Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnOvernight Defense: Ex-Ukraine ambassador offers dramatic day of testimony | Talks of 'crisis' at State Department | Trump tweets criticism of envoy during hearing | Dems warn against 'witness intimidation' | Trump defends his 'freedom of speech' Biden responds to North Korea: 'I wear their insults as a badge of honor' Erdoğan should receive the wrath of the US, not its embrace 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.