“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 tweeted from Hanoi, the latest leg of his marathon tour of Asia.
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
President Trump also said that Chinese leader Xi Jinping had agreed to toughen sanctions against North Korea over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.
“President Xi of China has stated that he is upping the sanctions against (North Korea),” Trump tweeted from Hanoi — the latest leg on an Asian tour.
On Wednesday, Trump told an audience at the South Korean National Assembly that “all responsible nations must join forces to isolate the brutal regime of North Korea.” In response, North Korea’s state-run media called Trump a “lunatic old man,” and said the United States must remove him from power “to get rid of the abyss of doom.”
“The U.S. had better make a decisive choice … if it does not want a horrible nuclear disaster and tragic doom,” Kim Jong-un’s regime said in a statement. Hours earlier, in his first speech to the South Korean National Assembly, Trump had warned him, “Do not underestimate us and do not try us.”
“The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer – they are putting your regime in grave danger,” Trump said. “North Korea is not the paradise your grandfather envisioned. It is a hell that no person deserves.”