December 04, 2021

North Korea, writing as Lincoln, criticizes Obama

N.Korea a 'government of the people, by the people, for the people': state media

North Korean state media authored an unusual letter attributed to former President Abraham Lincoln, criticizing the Obama administration’s North Korean policies as “obsolete and useless.”

The letter uses the voice of Abraham Lincoln, regarded by many historians as the greatest U.S. president in history, to endorse North Korea and criticized Washington's policy towards Pyongyang. The letter even paraphrases Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, from 1863, to call North Korea "the government of the people, by the people, for the people.”