While Trump was in Vietnam at the APEC Summit he took a shot at North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un.
Earlier that week, Kim had denoted Trump as an ‘old lunatic,’ accusing him of trying to weaken and damage North Korea’s position in the world.
“Reckless remarks by an old lunatic like Trump will never scare us or stop our advance,” 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.”-the North’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “
Trump didn’t delay with his response, taking the opportunity at the summit, to playfully taunt Kim.
Trump’s reaction to North Korea calling his speech in South Korea “reckless remarks by an old lunatic,” was answered with a tweet from Hanoi on Sunday morning: “Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me ‘old,’ when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat?’”
He goes on in a sarcastic manner, “Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend — and maybe someday that will happen!”
Liberals were enraged and already forecasting ‘World War III.’
Others laughed at the obvious sarcasm.
But not to weigh down on a serious situation, Trump did warn Kim.
Trump has been working to unite in globalizing the pressure against North Korea’s nuclear weapons program on his trip to Asia. That includes a stern speech delivered in South Korea’s National Assembly on Tuesday, in which he said: “Do not underestimate us. And do not try us. … The weapons you’re acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger. Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face.”
Maybe all this pressure is starting to take its effect since Kim has not tested any of its missiles since September 15. Trump may have made Kim cautious. Trump did not rule out the possibility that someday North Korea could be a friend, deeming it ‘strange’ but saying that it would be “very, very nice if it did.”