North Korea denounces Trump's Asia tour as a 'warmonger's visit'
Nov 14 2017
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.
The Asian giant is keeping the economically unstable nation financially afloat, and Trump has claimed China "can fix this problem easily - and quickly" by using its influence over the hermit state. That month it also test-launched a missile over Japan, sparking concern worldwide.
In a response to North Korea calling Trump's speech in South Korea "reckless remarks by an old lunatic", Trump tweeted from Hanoi on Sunday morning: "Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me 'old, ' when I would NEVER call him 'short and fat?'"
"The strike force plans to conduct air defense drills, sea surveillance, replenishments at sea, defensive air combat training, close-in coordinated maneuvers, and other training", said a statement from the Navy's 7th Fleet, which is responsible for monitoring the Pacific including North Korea. This is the first time the three supercarriers are sailing together in the same region in almost 10 years, making it clear that the Trump administration is determined to flex its muscles against the Kim Jong-un regime. The statement was issued in response to a speech delivered by Trump in South Korea's National Assembly on Tuesday, where he stressed that the USA should not be underestimated, and that North Korea's new weapons might be putting the regime in more, rather than less danger.
"I say to the North: Do not underestimate us, and do not try us", he said. The weapons you're acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger.
"Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face".
"Strange things happen in life".
"Might be a odd thing to happen but it's certainly a possibility", Trump said during a press conference with Vietnam's president, adding that it would be "very, every nice if it did".
Is this politics? I don't even know anymore, maybe it is.
Trump has traded insults and threats with Kim in the past amid escalating tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. Glean what you will from this, but no-I don't think nuclear war is coming because of a tweet.