'Short and fat': Trump's North Korea bluster during Asia trip

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That month it also test-launched a missile over Japan, sparking concern worldwide. How do we negotiate?

Trump will fly to Manilla on Sunday afternoon for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meetings and East Asia Summit, which will both be comprised of leaders from Southeast Asian nations and representatives from dialogue countries.

Donald Trump just took the high road in a war of words with the leader of North Korea. just kidding - he called him short and fat.

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

President Donald Trump is exchanging school yard taunts with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. The President of the USA then responds to this by saying he'll do all he can to prevent all out war, followed by calling his adversary "short and fat".

Confused as to how the two of them weren't friends (?) he continued: "Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!"

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Trump signed an executive order in September slapping new travel and economic sanctions on North Korea, as the administration seeks to pressure Kim Jong Un in a showdown over the North Korean leader's nuclear program. And do not try us.

"The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer. Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face".

Trump appears to have had his feelings hurt by a statement issued by the North Korean foreign ministry referring to him as an old lunatic. South Korea was keeping its "full combat readiness against North Korea's possibility provocations", its military said Monday. "But it would also be good for lots of other places, and it would be good for the world". It could be something that could happen.

He said he doesn't know if that friendship will develop, but added it would be "very, very nice if it did".

Trump has traded insults and threats with Kim in the past amid escalating tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.

He didn't elaborate on what "the last" might be, but North Korea has launched ballistic missiles that have the potential to strike the US mainland, and it recently conducted its largest-ever underground nuclear explosion.

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