Donald Trump feels insulted being called 'old' by Kim Jong Un

Nov 13, 2017, 00:53
Donald Trump feels insulted being called 'old' by Kim Jong Un

U.S. president Donald Trump has insisted that by calling him old, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had insulted him, adding that he would never stoop to the same level by calling Kim "short and fat".

One of Trump's tweets read: "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!"

The Trump administration has said all military options remain on the table when dealing with the North Korean threat, but top USA officials have consistently emphasized the U.S.is pursuing a diplomatically led effort, including additional economic pressure.

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 U.S. forces at the demilitarized zone that splits the Korean peninsula at the 38th parallel.

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Asked about the possibility of becoming friends with the North Korean leader during a Sunday joint news conference in Vietnam, Trump did not rule it out.

In September Kim described Trump as a mentally deranged USA dotard - a word used to refer to a weak and senile old person - whom he would tame with fire.

"Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face".

On Aug. 8, Trump threatened the regime with "fire and fury like the world has never seen", leading Kim to say he would consider sending missiles into the waters off the coast of Guam in "mid-August".

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Mr Trump called the claim an "artificial barrier" put up by Democrats and once again cast doubt on the conclusion from his own intelligence agencies that Russian Federation tried to interfere in the presidential poll to ensure Hillary Clinton was defeated. "If it did happen, it would be a good thing for North Korea, and a good thing for lots of other places and good for the world. I don't know if it will, but it would be very, very nice if it did".

The revelation may have played a part in Trump's extraordinary offer of talks to the North Korean leader.

North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear bomb test on September 3, prompting another round of United Nations sanctions.

This is the first time three carrier strike groups will operate together since 2007 during an exercise off the coast of Guam, according to the Navy.

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