Trump on North Korea crisis: I'd never call Kim 'short and fat'

Jim Watson  AFP  Getty Images President Donald Trump addresses the National Assembly in Seoul South Korea Nov. 8 2017

This came after the Asian dictator called Trump "old".

He also turned his attention to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who had again called him a dotard, a term that describes an elderly person who is losing his mental abilities.

Trump is now in Vietnam attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, but he took the time to tweet: "Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me 'old, ' when I would NEVER call him 'short and fat?'". "But our military is keeping a full readiness posture against the possibility of North Korea's provocations", a South Korean military official said during a briefing on Monday, the Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency reports.

Trump went on, sarcastically claiming he's tried hard to be the North Korean leader's friend and "maybe someday that will happen!" The statement was issued in response to a speech delivered by Trump in South Korea's National Assembly on Tuesday, where he stressed that the United States should not be underestimated, and that North Korea's new weapons might be putting the regime in more, rather than less danger. "Do not try us".

Tensions between North Korea and the USA have escalated in recent months following the rogue state's sixth nuclear bomb test on September 3, which earned more sanctions and condemnations from the UN.


"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".

"Might be a unusual thing to happen but it's certainly a possibility", Trump said during a press conference with Vietnam's president, adding that it would be "very, every nice if it did". "That might be a odd thing to happen but it's a possibility", he explained.

He also tweeted about meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at APEC and how they had "good discussions" on Syria and that he hopes that they can solve the North Korea crisis together. It could be something that could happen.

Trump and Kim have engaged in name-calling in recent months as tensions between the two countries increase and North Korea continues expanding its nuclear program.

We'll see what happens now.

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