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Trump’s Border Wall Finds Its Weirdest Critic Yet

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North Korea has reportedly attacked President Donald Trump’s plans for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The country suspected of testing chemical weapons on disabled children and other human rights atrocities has decided that plans for the border wall are inhumane.

“If a crime happens because of immigrants, and if the number of jobless increases because of them … the U.S. accuses them of being ‘terrorists’ and treats them like criminals,” the Rodong Sinmun, the mouthpiece of the ruling Worker’s Party, wrote Thursday, marking North Korea’s first criticism of Trump’s hard-line immigration policies.

“[The U.S. is] building the walls so that the immigrants can’t enter and handcuffing those who are already in the U.S. to deport the immigrants,” the state-run paper reported, according to NK News.

The North Korean outlet asserted that while the U.S. acts as the “human rights judge” for the world, the new U.S. administration’s policies are “hypocritical” and “deceptive.”

The North, which tortures and kills people who attempt to flee, also blasted Trump for banning refugees. “To make things right, the U.S. should take responsibility and allow those refugees to enter the country, settle them down, and guarantee the minimum living condition.”

“Instead, they are insulting refugees as illegal immigrants and group of bandits, and banning them from entry,” the North Korean paper asserted, adding, “The U.S.’s immigration policies are wrong from top to bottom.”

The Rodong Sinmun concluded that the U.S. should “stop caring about other’s human rights” and address its own problems.

When the U.S. regularly criticizes North Korea for its rampant human rights violations, the North regularly responds by accusing the U.S. of egregious human rights abuses. The North obviously has no interest in America’s well-being; however, it is eager to turn the gun back on the “aggressors,” as it often refers to the U.S.

“The U.S. is the worst-ever tundra of human rights in the world and the ringleader and the mastermind of human rights violations,” the Rodong Sinmun argued in a separate article. “Wherever the U.S. sets its bloody foot in, there follow endless streams of blood of humankind.”

Comments of this nature are by no means uncommon.

During the Obama administration, North Korea published around 300 articles criticizing the U.S. and its human rights situation, often referring to the U.S. as a “human rights hell.”

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