Trump trades grade school insults with Kim Jong

Trevor Jackson
November 13, 2017

Aggressive rhetoric from North Korea is nothing new, and on Saturday the secretive nation described Trump as a "destroyer" who "begged for nuclear war" as the President continued his tour of Asia.

It is the first such triple-carrier drill in the region for a decade.

Trump has traded insults and threats with Kim in the past amid escalating tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. What to do with all of these missile tests?

"I think from the USA point of view, Korea will continue to be a key part for peace and stability, and we have similar interests in east Asia", he said.

On Saturday Night Live, "Weekend Update" host Michael Che couldn't help but tackle the most-talked-about tweet of the night.

In a response to North Korea calling Trump's speech in South Korea "reckless remarks by an old lunatic", Trump tweeted 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?'"

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Initial information about the conditions of the injured - identified by authorities only as Chinese students - conflicted. The attack occurred in front of the Blagnac campus of the Institute for Social Research, an AFP journalist said.

Trump has been working to rally global pressure against North Korea's nuclear weapons program on a trip to Asia.

"The future of this region and its attractive people must not be held hostage to a dictator's twisted fantasies of violent conquest and nuclear blackmail", he said during a speech in Vietnam at the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. This isn't the first time North Korea have employed the 14th century term to insult Trump, with "dotard" sprinkled across a statement in September which ended: "I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged United States dotard with fire".

Trump's visit to Beijing last week Xi reiterated that China would strive for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula but offered no hint it would change tack on North Korea, with which it fought side by side in the 1950-53 Korean war against USA -led forces.

Xi repeated his plea for the issue to be resolved through negotiations, saying China was ready to discuss the "pathway leading to enduring peace and stability on the peninsula".

"The strike force plans to conduct air defense drills, sea surveillance, replenishments at sea, defensive air combat training, close-in coordinated maneuvers, and other training", said a statement from the Navy's 7th Fleet, which is responsible for monitoring the Pacific including North Korea.

But experts doubt China will take the kind of steps that Trump wants, such as halting crude oil exports to the North.

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