President Trump Strikes Back at 'Short and Fat' Kim Jong Un

Prawn row serves up cocktail of orders for S. Korean fisherman

President Donald Trump issued a surprisingly insulting tweet Saturday directed at North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

President Trump and the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong un, have traded insults publicly, with the latest juvenile interaction suggesting that a mutually acceptable solution to North Korea's nuclear weapons programme is still some way off.

North Korea yesterday slammed US President Donald Trump's "warmonger" Asia tour, saying it would only accelerate Pyongyang's push for a full-fledged nuclear deterrent. Following his "lunatic remarks" made in September, Trump "made his conceived attempt yet again to alienate our people from the government and keep up rivalry between the DPRK and the worldwide society", the spokesman continued.

In his address to the South Korean National Assembly this week, Trump directly spoke to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, telling him his weapons are putting his country in "grave danger".

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

In his tour of Asia, Trump has warned North Korea not to stretch US patience, but also suggested the possibility of a diplomatic solution to the crisis.

"I say to the North: Do not underestimate us, and do not try us", he said.

Asked if he could see himself being friends with Kim, Trump said: "That might be a odd thing to happen but it's a possibility".

Kim's regime has continued to carry out nuclear and ballistic missile tests despite widespread global condemnation and a series of crippling sanctions aimed at strangling the state's cash sources.

"Might be a unusual thing to happen but it's certainly a possibility", Trump said during a press conference with Vietnam's president, adding that it would be "very, every nice if it did". "If that did happen, it would be a good thing for, I can tell you, for North Korea".

Is this politics? I don't even know anymore, maybe it is.

That test would be the 15th ballistic missile test since Trump took office, and the first since September.

Jouas also stressed that unlike previous conflicts, the USA 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]". His comments came after Trump threatened in his maiden United Nations address to "totally destroy" the country of 26 million people if the United States were threatened.

Related news: