Trump Takes on Putin Critics, Kim on Twitter

Nov 14, 2017, 00:44
Trump Takes on Putin Critics, Kim on Twitter

"The Korean miracle extends exactly as far as the armies of free nations advanced in 1953 - 24 miles to the north", Trump said.

"Why would Kim Jon-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!" wrote the president in a tweet on Sunday.

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.

Trump has called Kim "rocket man" and Kim has called Trump a "mentally deranged USA dotard", a "gangster fond of playing with fire", and "a frightened dog".

The Asian giant is keeping the economically unstable nation financially afloat, and Trump has claimed China "can fix this problem easily - and quickly" by using its influence over the hermit state.

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

And in a warning directed at young dictator Kim, he said: "The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer". "On the contrary, all this makes us more sure that our choice to promote economic construction at the same time as building up our nuclear force is all the more righteous, and it pushes us to speed up the effort to complete our nuclear force".

US President Donald Trump has praised Vietnamese growth and plugged US business at a press conference with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang on a state visit to Hanoi.

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

The president also told Kim his nuclear proliferation was putting the regime in great danger, calling North Korea a "hell no person deserves". It could be something that could happen.

Tensions between the USA and North Korea have been sharply escalating in recent months with both sides indicating that they will not hesitate to engage in military action. North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear bomb test on September 3, prompting another round of United Nations sanctions.

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