Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Trump trades grade school insults with Kim Jong

Trump trades grade school insults with Kim Jong

Trump, being the man who he is, took the bait and threw some insults back at North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Aggressive rhetoric from North Korea is nothing new, and on Saturday the secretive nation described Trump as a "destroyer" who "begged for nuclear war" as the President continued his tour of Asia.

Trump was responding to North Korea calling his South Korea speech days earlier: "reckless remarks by an old lunatic".

Only hours ahead of Saturday's (Nov. 11) show, President Donald Trump took aim at Kim Jong Un in a tweet, saying he would never call the North Korean dictator "short and fat". That, according to Pyongyang, only encourages North Korea to "speed up" completing its nuclear armed forces.

"The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger", Trump said about North Korea during an address at South Korea's National Assembly in Seoul.

Trump followed up his freaky tweet by telling reporters that it would be a "good thing" for him and dictator to become friends.

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Asked at news conference with Vietnam's president later Sunday if he could become friends with the North Korean leader, Trump replied it "might be a unusual thing to happen but it's certainly a possibility". "If that did happen, it would be a good thing for, I can tell you, for North Korea".

Though an armistice ceased fighting in that conflict, no peace treaty has ever been signed, and North Korea still tensely face off with South Korean and United States forces at the demilitarized zone that splits the Korean peninsula at the 38th parallel.

For the last months, the two leaders have been on two ends of a bitter war of words prompted in part by Pyongyang refusal to cease ballistic missile tests and the development of nuclear capabilities.

Also on the trip, Mr Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin several times on the margins of a summit in Vietnam.

"Together we have in our power to finally liberate this region and the world from this very serious nuclear menace, but it will require collective action, collective strength and collective devotion to winning the peace", Trump said.

Jouas also stressed that unlike previous conflicts, the U.S. would not be able build up its forces prior to engagement with the North Koreans, stating that it "will take days to months to arrive in theater [of war]".

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