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North Korean Media Lashes Out at ‘Reckless, Senseless’ Biden

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign rally in Philadelphia.

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign rally in Philadelphia.

Photographer: Michelle Gustafson/Bloomberg

As the 2020 U.S. presidential race heats up, North Korea’s official KCNA news agency has jumped into the fray, calling aspiring Democratic contender Joe Biden a "snob bereft of elementary quality as human being".

"He is self-praising himself as being the most popular presidential candidate. This is enough to make a cat laugh," the agency writes in a commentary piece that also denigrates Biden for his university grades and for falling asleep at a speech by President Barack Obama in 2011.