After Donald Trump’s address to the United Nations on Tuesday where he referred to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as “Rocketman” and promised to “totally destroy” North Korea, Kim issued a statement saying Trump is “deranged” and would “pay dearly” for his comments.
These are two infantile school children fighting on a grown up playground.
From the New York Times:
Responding directly for the first time to President Trump’s threat at the United Nations to destroy nuclear-armed North Korea, its leader called Mr. Trump a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” on Friday and vowed the “highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history.”
The rejoinder by the leader, Kim Jong-un, who is about half as old as Mr. Trump, 71, added to the lexicon of Mr. Kim’s choice of insults in the escalating bombast between the two.
“A frightened dog barks louder,” Mr. Kim said in a statement, referring to Mr. Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in which he vowed to annihilate North Korea if the United States were forced to defend itself or its allies against it.
“He is surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician,” Mr. Kim said.
“Action is the best option in treating the dotard who, hard of hearing, is uttering only what he wants to say,” he added. “I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U. S. dotard with fire.”
#BreakingNews: Kim Jong Un has just called President Trump “deranged” and said he will “pay dearly” for his threats. pic.twitter.com/WvQXNLR4Vl
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) September 21, 2017
Trump, who never let an attack go without a reply, shared this on Twitter:
Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2017