After Donald Trump calls him rocket man, Kim Jong Un dubs US president dotard

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Updated: September 22, 2017 2:11:10 PM

North Korea's supremo Kim Jong Un on Friday, in response to Donald Trump's combative UN General Assembly speech against his nation, called the US president a "mentally deranged dotard."

After Donald Trump calls him rocket man, Kim Jong Un dubs US president dotard. (Reuters)

North Korea’s supremo Kim Jong Un on Friday, in response to Donald Trump’s combative UN General Assembly speech against his nation, called the US president a “mentally deranged dotard.” Kim said,”I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire.” He added that Trump was “unfit to hold the prerogative of the supreme command of a country.” Kim went on to say that the North will consider the “highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history” against the US, reported Reuters. Kim also threatened US President Trump and said in the statement carried by the North’s official KCNA news agency, promising to make Trump “pay dearly for his speech,” as per Reuters report.

Earlier on September 18, US President Donald Trump mocked Kim by calling him “Rocket Man.” The POTUS took to Twitter and said,”I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!”

A day after Trump’s address, North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho had likened Trump to a “barking dog,” saying his comments were no threat to the North, as per Reuters report. Kim took a page out of Yong Ho’s book on Friday, saying “a frightened dog barks louder”. “Now that Trump has denied the existence of and insulted me and my country in front of the eyes of the world.., we will consider with seriousness exercising of a corresponding, highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history,” Kim said.

Earlier on Tuesday, as per AFP report, Kim lashed out after Trump stunned the world when he used his maiden UN General Assembly speech to warn North Korea that Washington would “totally destroy” it if the US or its allies were attacked. The bellicose speech came after months of escalating tensions over advances in the rogue weapons programme operated by Pyongyang, which has defied tough sanctions to launch its sixth and largest nuclear test and to fire a series of missiles over Japan.

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