Donald Trump fired off a passive aggressive barb directed at North Korean leader Kim Jong-un today insisting he would never call him “short and fat”.
In a response to the regime’s foreign ministry calling him “old”, President Trump, who is in Vietnam, said on Twitter:
Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump
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!
1:48 AM – Nov 12, 2017 · Vietnam
Mr Trump made the comment after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in Danang.
Speaking later in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, the US President said it “would be very, very nice” if he and Mr Kim could become friends.
“That might be a strange thing to happen, but it’s a possibility,” he said.
North Korea’s state media agency KCNA had accused the US President of escalating tensions between the two countries “to the extremes” and called on America to “oust” its header.
“No-one can predict that lunatic old man of the White House, lost to sense, will start a nuclear war,” KCNA had said. “The world is undergoing unprecedented throes because of Trump, a notorious ‘political heretic’.”
The KCNA’s calls for Mr Trump’s removal come after the billionaire attacked the “haters and fools” who he said are preventing the development of good relations forming between the US and Russia.
“When will all the haters and fools out there realise that having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing,” Mr Trump tweeted.