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 BidenTrump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' Trump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' 2020 Democrats look to cut into Biden's lead with black voters 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 ObamaProgressive activist: Democratic nominee will 'need to ride a little bit to the center' Progressive activist: Democratic nominee will 'need to ride a little bit to the center' Juan Williams: Trump's incredible shrinking GOP 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 says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump tweets ICE will begin removing 'millions' of undocumented migrants MORE at a rally Saturday for embracing “dictators and tyrants like [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and [North Korean leader] Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnOne year after Singapore, the North Korea problem is bigger than nukes One year after Singapore, the North Korea problem is bigger than nukes China's Xi to visit North Korea: state media 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.