National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden slammed racist comments made by North Korea’s official government-sponsored news agency directed at President Obama, calling the comments “particularly ugly and disrespectful.”
Hayden’s condemnation referred to a racism-riddled attack on Obama published by KCNA last week. The Washington Post printed translated excerpts from it Thursday, including descriptions of the president as a “crossbreed with unclear blood” who "still has the figure of monkey while the human race has evolved,” and saying he belongs in an "African natural zoo":
"It would be perfect for Obama to live with a group of monkeys in the world's largest African natural zoo and lick the bread crumbs thrown by spectators."
Hayden responded to the comments Thursday, telling Agence France-Presse that with the racist diatribe the official North Korean news agency had reached a new low:
"While the North Korean Government-controlled media are distinguished by their histrionics, these comments are particularly ugly and disrespectful."
The original Washington Post piece made sure to attempt to connect the racism of North Korea to the Republican party by comparing the comments to Ted Nugent's "subhuman mongrel" slur.