Donald Trump tweet: Kim Jong Un is a 'madman'

Pauline Gross
September 24, 2017

North Korea may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean to respond to us threats of military action, Pyongyang's foreign minister said, just hours after the dictator of the isolated regime issued a warning of "highest-level" action. Last week Trump referred to Kim as "rocket man" and said the USA would "totally destroy" North Korea if America or its allies were attacked.

"We are engaging with North Korea's most important supporters; economic supporters; their friends, China and Russian Federation, to have them also engage with Kim Jong Un on this issue", he said.

President Donald Trump's morning tweets on Friday focused on two of his major concerns: efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and tensions with North Korea.

Kim basically called Trump old and senile, but while Kim did not actually say the word "dotard", it was translated that way, Mashable reported. "I will surely definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire".

Following Trump's United Nations speech, China's English-language edition of the state-run People's Daily in an editorial called the president's remarks "political chest-thumping [that] is unhelpful".

Trump was "a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician", said Kim on Friday.

Image caption Dotard has been going up in internet searches since Kim Jong-un used it to describe Trump.

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After President Donald Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea, the reclusive nation threatened to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean in response.

President Trump tweeted early Friday morning that Kim Jong Un is "a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people", further escalating the tensions between the US and North Korea.

Kim's statement was a unique escalation itself, marking the first time Kim or his predecessors had addressed the world directly, according to Seoul's Unification Ministry, which is responsible for North-South relations.

Trump follows up his comments from the previous day with a tweet, warning North Korea that military solutions are "locked and loaded".

North Korea warns that it will strike and create "an enveloping fire" around Guam, a Pacific island with United States military bases. "Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself".

China is the biggest ally of North Korea with nearly 90% of worldwide trade in the small country.

The explosion of a North Korean hydrogen bomb could be potentially deadly, because it could jam electronic signals and disable technology on planes, ships and submarines in the Pacific.

Other reports by GizPress

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