North Korea channels the voice of Abraham Lincoln in "Hey, Obama" letter to U.S.

"Hey, Obama," a weird letter from North Korea to the President of the United States opens, according to a translation offered by the Associated Press. "I know you have a lot on your mind these days … I've decided to give you a little advice."

The unsolicited advice to President Barack Obama was published in the lesser-known state-controlled publication DPRK Today on Monday. It is written in the voice of Abraham Lincoln.

"If the United States, a country with the world's largest nuclear weapons stockpile, only pays lip service, like a parrot, and doesn't do anything actively, it will be a mockery to the entire world," says North Korean Abraham Lincoln.

"It's the twenty-first century," he continues. "The tactic by past American presidents, including me, who deceived the people … is outdated. That doesn't work now. The world doesn't trust an America that doesn't take responsibility for what it says."



In 2014 KCNA called Obama a "monkey." Earlier that year, it called Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw" after U.S. and South Korean troops launched summertime drills.

The North has also called South Korean President Park Geun-hye a "prostitute" numerous times.

[Time + Japan Times]

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