President Donald Trump responded to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, after he called him as a “destroyer” who “begged for nuclear war”, while touring in Asia.
Even more, according to CNN, in a statement released this Saturday, Kim also referred to Trump as a “dotard”. This basically describes him as a very old person and it’s not the first time it’s used, since North Korea did it previously.
Twitter, Trump’s weapon of choice
But, like expected, the president responded a few hours later, in his own, characteristic way, using Twitter.
“Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me ‘old,’ when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat?’ Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!” Donald Trump tweeted.
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me “old,” when I would NEVER call him “short and fat?” Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017
On the other side, when he was asked, during a new conference in Vietnam, about a possibility of becoming friends with Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump did not rule it out completely.
Any chance of becoming friends?
“Strange things happen in life. That might be a strange thing that happens. But it is certainly a possibility,” he said. “If that did happen, it would be a good thing for, I can tell you, for North Korea. But it would also be good for lots of other places, and it would be good for the world.”
Currently, Trump is in Vietnam, as a part of his two-week tour in Asia. Of course, North Korea’s infamous nuclear weapons program has been one of the main aspects he focused one, while talking with his counterparts from Japan, South Korea and China.