North Korea 'trying to figure out if Trump is crazy'

Frederick Owens
November 17, 2017

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?'"

It comes days after Trump left Seoul, where he offered a lengthy, detailed critique of North Korea's human rights abuses and nuclear ambitions. It repeated the idea that North Koreans won't cower in front of a "rabid dog's barking" and that Trump's hostility represents a "declaration of war".

(Web desk) - North Korea s people have sentenced Donald Trump to death, according to an editorial in its state newspaper. It went on to say: "He should know that he is just a ugly criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people".

"He will be forced to pay dearly for his blasphemy any moment", it continued, "The one who violated the dignity of the people and insulted them should never expect their pardon".

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North Korea is not known to have tested any of its missiles or nuclear devices since September 15, a relative lull after a brisk series of tests earlier this year.

Taking a break from visiting military-related facilities, Kim's latest public outings have focused on the country's economy, visiting factories, fruit orchards and even driving a tractor in a bid to counter reports of food shortages in the country.

All the back and forth sent mixed messages about how Trump was dealing with North Korea. If it did happen it could be a good thing, I can tell you, for North Korea, but it could also be good for a lot of other places and be good for the rest the world.

Suzanne DiMaggio, a director at the think tank New America, told Politico that North Korean officials are confused by the United States president's increasingly "erratic behaviour" and "really want to know what his end game is". "I don't know if it will but it would be very, very nice".

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