This past weekend, North Korea lashed out against U.S. President Donald Trump, calling him a “dotard” and a “destroyer” who “begged for nuclear war.”
True to form, Trump responded on Twitter with insults of his own, writing, “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!”
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
The next day, Trump was asked during a news conference about the possibility of being friendly with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un—something he would not rule it out.
“Strange things happen in life. That might be a strange thing that happens. But it is certainly a possibility,” Trump said. “If that did happen, it would be a good thing for, I can tell you, for North Korea. But it would also be good for lots of other places, and it would be good for the world.”
However, Trump was much harsher against North Korea when he spoke at South Korea’s National Assembly in Seoul.
“The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger,” Trump said, addressing the reclusive nation. “Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face.”
North Korea fired back by saying that Trump’s Asia trip was “nothing but a business trip by a warmonger to enrich the monopolies of the US defense industry.”
“Trump, during his visit, laid bare his true nature as destroyer of the world peace and stability and begged for a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula,” North Korea’s foreign ministry said in a statement.