Kim Jong Un dubs Donald Trump dotard, sends Twitter into frenzy; see who came up trumps!

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New Delhi | Published: September 22, 2017 12:24:13 PM

He said,"I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the US pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the DPRK," Kim was quoted as saying by state news agency KCNA, referring to North Korea's official name.

He said,”I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the US pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the DPRK,” Kim was quoted as saying by state news agency KCNA, referring to North Korea’s official name. (Source: IE)

It has happened again and Donald Trump finds himself at the center of a word power row, albeit this time he has to share the limelight with bete noire Kim Jong Un. And no, he did not actually start the conversation, Kim did and that too with stunning effect – on social media at least. The first time Trump had used a certain word and the best friend to those at sea about word meanings most of the time, search engine Google was at a complete loss. Trump had used the word ‘covfefe’ earlier this year. It was utter mayhem on social media with people using the word in every possible way. Today, when North Korea supremo Kim Jong Un, in response to President Trump’s combative UN General Assembly speech against North Korea, called Trump a “mentally deranged dotard.” Shortly after Kim Jong Un’s statement on President Trump, Twitterati flooded Merriam Webster asking for the definition of the word “dotard.” It set off a chain reaction and fortunately for all concerned, the dictionary came up trumps! See how:

A microblogger took to Twitter and said,”@MerriamWebster Dotard.Get on it..” Merriam Webster had this to say,”Kim Jong Un calls Trump a mentally deranged U.S. dotard. Searches for ‘dotard’ are high as a kite,” and posted the meaning of the word ‘dotard’. As per the Merriam Webster dotard means “a person in his or her dotage.”

Another microblogger took to Twitter and said,”Dotard’ is a good one to pull out of the bag. Wish I learnt it doing a crossword instead of through being on the precipice of nuclear war.”

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. He said,”I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the US pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the DPRK,” Kim was quoted as saying by state news agency KCNA, referring to North Korea’s official name, the AFP report added.

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