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

Separate ways To a common meeting ground

Trump has called Kim "rocket man" and Kim has called Trump a "mentally deranged USA dotard", a "gangster fond of playing with fire", and "a frightened dog".

White House chief of staff John Kelly, chatting briefly with reporters after Trump's press conference Sunday in Hanoi, was asked about the president's descriptive tweet about the North Korean leader.

"Unusual things happen in life", Trump said.

Trump attempted a symbolic stare-down of Kim this week at the heavily fortified border that separates North and South Korea, but heavy fog forced the cancellation of his plans.

North Korea has conducted dozens of ballistic missile tests in defiance of United Nations sanctions.

He said the USA wouldn't threaten Kim if he gave up his nuclear weapons.

In the first comments on Mr Trump's visit by a North Korean official, a Pyongyang foreign ministry spokesman said it was a "warmonger's visit for confrontation to rid" North Korea of its self-defensive nuclear deterrence, the state-run KCNA news agency reported.

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He said it would be a "good thing" for North Korea and the world if he and Kim could become friends, saying it "might be a unusual thing to happen but it's certainly a possibility". "If it did happen, it would be a good thing for North Korea, and a good thing for lots of other places and good for the world". Trump said he also spoke while in Vietnam earlier this weekend with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the North Korea issue.

"Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face".

Tillerson said that eventually there would be a day when the US and the North decide it's a good time to have that first conversation that would lead to negotiations.

In September Kim described Trump as a "mentally deranged US dotard" whom he would tame with fire.

The US think-tank said: "Although Pyongyang is outspent by its neighbours in dollar-to-dollar comparisons and defence experts say it operates with raging equipment and technology, the regime's forward-deployed military position and missiles aimed at Seoul ensure that Pyongyang's conventional capabilities remain a constant threat to its southern neighbour".

Lieutenant General Jan-Marc Jouas said the USA could be swarmed by North Korean troops in a number of shocking documents leaked to Congress.

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