by Daveda Gruber:
While in Vietnam, President Trump tweeted, “Why would Kim Jong Un insult me by calling me ‘old’, when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat?’ Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend -and maybe someday that will happen!.”
Trump was, of course, responding to North Korea calling his South Korea speech days earlier, “reckless remarks by an old lunatic.”
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me “old,” when I would NEVER call him “short and fat?” Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017
I think the president just called him short and fat, in a nice way, of course. What do you think?
President Trump does not take kindly to insults and he shouldn’t. He deserves respect.
The president is visiting China, Japan, South Korea and other countries in the region in an effort to get them to help put pressure on North Korea in its pursuit of a nuclear weapons arsenal. Trump also spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the North Korea issue.
Trump said, “Do not underestimate us and do not try us. The weapons you’re acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger. Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face.”
Kim Jung-Un’s government responded by accusing Trump of trying to demonize North Korea, keep it apart from the international community and undermine its government.
The North’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement, “Reckless remarks by an old lunatic like Trump will never scare us or stop our advance. On the contrary, all this makes us more sure that our choice to promote economic construction at the same time as building up our nuclear force is all the more righteous, and it pushes us to speed up the effort to complete our nuclear force.”
North Korea has not tested any of its missiles or nuclear devices since Sept. 15, after a series of tests displayed earlier this year. Now they are dealing with the results of nuclear testing and that is not so good.