Many men and women have been sentenced to death over the centuries. However, this may just be the first time it has happened through a Tweet.
And to US President Donald Trump, no less.
Even before Trump’s election, the president’s use of social media was controversial.
But now, at least according to North Korea’s State Media, Trump has gone too far, after insulting their supreme leader in Kim Jong-un:
‘The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared [to] malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership…
‘He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people’.
They also went on to call Trump a ‘coward’ after cancelling his visit to the North Korean border, during his trip to Asia last week.
According to US reports, Trump failed to tour the zone after his helicopter turned back due to bad weather. However, Norther Korean editors refuted the excuses given by the US, stating:
‘It wasn’t the weather…
‘He was just too scared to face the glaring eyes of our troops.’
Below you can see the Tweet that resulted in North Korea demanding Trump’s head:
Despite the insults and threats being thrown between the two nations over the past 12 months, Trump still believes that a friendship between him and Kim Jong-un is a possibility:
‘Strange things happen in life. That might be a strange thing that happens. But it is certainly a possibility…
‘If that did happen, it would be a good thing for, I can tell you, for North Korea. But it would also be good for lots of other places, and it would be good for the world.’
Trump’s earlier comments have clearly rattled the rogue country, where insulting the leader would likely result in a swift execution.
We’re not holding our breath for friendship breaking out between the two leaders. But if it did happen, it would indeed be good for the world.