Donald Trump inauguration covered in just two sentences by North Korean state newspaper

The Rodong Sinmum devoted just two sentences to last week's big event

North Korea's state newspaper adopted a 'less is more' approach to the inauguration of Mr Trump

Monday, January 23, 2017

Most of the world's media devoted reams of coverage to Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday. But North Korea's state newspaper decided a more succinct approach was appropriate.

The Rodong Sinmum, the official newspaper of the ruling North Korean Workers party, devoted just two sentences to the inauguration, which was beamed round the world to an audience of billions at the end of last week.

"Donald Trump of the Republican Party was inaugurated on January 20 as the 45th president of the United States," it said.

"The ceremony took place in Washington."

The paper did not devote any further news stories, features or analysis to the event, according to Yonhap News.

North Korea has been consistently hostile to the United States for decades, and it is unclear how the hermit kingdom has reacted to the arrival of Mr Trump, a known hawk on foreign policy affairs, in the White House.

Political experts suggests that Pyongyang is adopting a 'wait and see' approach to the billionaire property mogul before formulating a clear policy towards Mr Trump's administration.