Trump on North Korea crisis: I'd never call Kim 'short and fat'

Trump on North Korea crisis: I'd never call Kim 'short and fat'

"Currently, the North Korean troops are conducting ordinary field exercises. Dead stop. The flourishing ends, and the prison state of North Korea sadly begins".

News about the North's manoeuvres has emerged at a time when three of the US Navy's aircraft carriers - USS Ronald Reagan, USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Nimitz - are holding maritime exercises in the region. South Korea was keeping its "full combat readiness against North Korea's possibility provocations", its military said Monday. This marked the first time three ships of this size have sailed together in the region in a decade.

Three U.S. aircraft carriers steam in formation in the East Sea, leading South Korean and U.S. warships during the allies' joint naval exercise on November 12, 2017, in this photo provided by South Korea's Navy.

Along with the three carrier groups, he said the US has reactivated round-the-clock sorties with nuclear-capable B-52 strategic bombers "which existed during the Cold War times".

Che then referred to Trump, 71, as "President Miss Thang" when referencing the president's response to last week's mass shooting in Texas.

"We are enthusiastic about economic reforms that promote economic prosperity for all Vietnamese citizens as we look to your growing middle class as a key market for American goods and services", said Trump, adding that he would welcome Vietnam's elimination of trade barriers.




A spokesman for North Korea's foreign ministry published a lengthy and incendiary commentary, condemning Trump for a "warmonger's visit" with the goal of ending the nation's effort to create a "self-defensive" nuclear weapons program.

But Pyongyang doesn't seem interested in negotating.

President Trump responded to the latest round of name-calling from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday, saying "I try so hard to be his friend" and would "never call him "short and fat".

Trump followed up his freaky tweet by telling reporters that it would be a "good thing" for him and dictator to become friends.

Trump has been working to rally global pressure against North Korea's nuclear weapons program on a trip to Asia.

The president also told Kim his nuclear proliferation was putting the regime in great danger, calling North Korea a "hell no person deserves".

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