It’s common for the North to throw operatic insults at the military and diplomatic skill of both South Korea and the US. In April 2016, they went one step further, conjuring a letter from deceased 16th president Abraham Lincoln to President Obama. The “Lincoln letter – “dvice from Lincoln to Obama” was published on the internal state-run website DPRK Today, and was titled “Advice from Lincoln to Obama.”
Concern trolling Obama by saying that it looks like he has “a lot on his mind,” the letter scolds him and the US for not reducing their nuclear weapons stockpile, while simultaneously demanding the DPRK reduce theirs. “Lincoln” even throws himself under the bus, saying the American people won’t stand to be deceived the way he did back in the day.
“Hi there, Obama,” begins the letter in a guess-who’s-back-motherfucker kind of way. “I understand how perplexed you must feel nowadays, but I think this is the time for you to gather your thoughts as a president of a nation.”
In the letter, Lincoln derides Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning push to build a nuclear-free world by questioning why the United States has not taken the initiative to scale back its nuclear arsenal first, even as it asks countries such as North Korea to scrap their atomic programs.
“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,” the letter has Lincoln say.
Although the fake Lincoln criticizes Obama, the North doesn’t portray the late president as a good leader.