Trump trades grade school insults with Kim Jong

13 November, 2017, 01:23 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
  • Separate ways To a common meeting ground

The three flattops - USS Ronald Reagan, USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt - will sail one by one into the waters east of Korea for the four-day drill.

In a visit to Missouri Southern State University on Friday, South Korean Jong-Kook Lee, consul general of the Republic of Korea in Chicago, called the threat of nuclear conflict and heightening tensions with North Korea and the United States "regrettable", but "reality".

U.S. president Donald Trump has insisted that by calling him old, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had insulted him, adding that he would never stoop to the same level by calling Kim "short and fat".

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

This isn't the first time Trump and Kim have traded barbs. Trump fired back hours later in a sarcastic tweet going after the dictator's weight and height.

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?'" What to do with all of these missile tests?

On Tuesday, during a speech, he said: "Do not underestimate us".

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On Saturday, Kim's government responded by accusing Trump of trying to demonize North Korea, keep it apart from the global community and undermine its government.

North Korean state media said this week that "no-one can predict when the lunatic old man of the White House, lost to sense, will start a nuclear war", referring to Trump's aggressive rhetoric toward Kim Jong Un.

Currently, he is in Vietnam where he took part in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. "I want to solve North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, terrorism, and Russian Federation can greatly help!"

Xi said the two countries reiterated their "firm commitment" to the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and the implementation of United Nations resolutions.

President Trump is now on a tour of Asia that has taken him to Japan, South Korea and China so far.

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".

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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