President Trump said Saturday that he would never call North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “short and fat,” after Kim’s government slammed Trump as an “old lunatic” following a recent speech in neighboring South Korea.
“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!,” Trump tweeted Saturday evening while in Vietnam, as part of his five-nation Asian trip.
Trump was responding to North Korea calling his South Korea speech days earlier: “reckless remarks by an old lunatic."
The president is visiting China, South Korea and other countries in the region in an effort to get them to help put pressure on North Korea to curtail its pursuit of a nuclear weapons arsenal. Trump said he also spoke while in Vietnam earlier this weekend with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the North Korea issue.
Source: Fox News