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Trump trades grade school insults with Kim Jong

Trump trades grade school insults with Kim Jong

Bloomberg News reported that Tillerson made the comment to reporters on board a flight from Beijing to Da Nang, Vietnam as he accompanies President Donald Trump on his Asia tour.

"Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old", when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?"

On Aug. 8, Trump threatened the regime with "fire and fury like the world has never seen", leading Kim to say he would consider sending missiles into the waters off the coast of Guam in "mid-August".

"Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face".

Asked at news conference with Vietnam's president later Sunday if he could become friends with the North Korean leader, Trump replied it "might be a odd thing to happen but it's certainly a possibility".

Trump's tweet was part of a series of tweets that included China's plan of "upping the sanctions" against North Korea and how Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to "denuclearize" the country. "If it did happen, it would be a good thing for North Korea, and a good thing for lots of other places and good for the world".

US Pacific Fleet commander Scott Swift said the triple-carrier drill was the first in the region since 2007.

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Is it a sign the administration's approach to North Korea is working, even as Washington and Pyongyang continue to exchange volleys in a war of words?

Shortly after that speech, North Korean officials told CNN, "We don't care about what that mad dog may utter", referring to Trump.

But Trump's remarks Sunday suggesting the two world leaders could become friends was a first for the president, and possibly any United States leader since beginning of the Korean War in 1950.

"An attack by the U.S. on North Korea's strategic nuclear capabilities, which they deem essential to the regime's survival, would most likely be viewed as an existential threat and generate a corresponding response", he wrote.

In a fresh show of force, three U.S. aircraft carriers, accompanied by South Korean warships, launched a joint naval drill yesterday.

This isn't the first time Trump and Kim have traded barbs.

"The 28,500 US Armed Forces personnel in South Korea are vastly outnumbered by North Korean forces, as well as ROK (South Korean) forces that will conduct the overwhelming majority of the fighting", he wrote. "We have been provoked".