President Trump Strikes Back at 'Short and Fat' Kim Jong Un

President Trump Strikes Back at 'Short and Fat' Kim Jong Un

The Trump administration has said all military options remain on the table when dealing with the North Korean threat, but top US officials have consistently emphasized the U.S.is pursuing a diplomatically led effort, including additional economic pressure.

At a news conference in Vietnam on Sunday after his tweets, Trump said it was possible he could be friends with Kim one day and that it would be "very, very nice" but he was not sure that it would happen.

Speaking to reporters on Air Force One while making his way to Hanoi on Saturday, Mr Trump said he believed the Russian leader was being honest when he denied meddling.

Kelly said the White House staff prepared Trump for the trip in more traditional ways: "We did the staff work, got him ready to go, and then at each place we brief him up on whatever the next event is and all that", he said.

"Unusual things happen in life", Trump said.

Trump and Kim have engaged in name-calling in recent months as tensions between the two countries increase and North Korea continues expanding its nuclear program.

Only hours ahead of Saturday's (Nov. 11) show, President Donald Trump took aim at Kim Jong Un in a tweet, saying he would never call the North Korean dictator "short and fat". World War III will be caused by someone insinuating Donald Trump wears a wig.

"An attack by the USA 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.

As the president took to social media, three United States aircraft carriers were taking part in a military exercise in the Western Pacific, in a show of strength aimed at North Korea.

In a speech to South Korea's Parliament on Wednesday, Mr Trump warned Pyongyang not to underestimate the U.S., while offering leader Kim Jong Un a better future if he gives up his nuclear ambitions.

This is the first time three carrier strike groups will operate together since 2007 during an exercise off the coast of Guam, according to the Navy.

Trump hasn't always been a rhetorical foe of Kim.

Three days after Tillerson said he was "pleased to see that the regime in Pyongyang has certainly demonstrated some level of restraint that we've not seen in the past", North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan.

He added that the world needs peace, not war.

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