Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017
It seems the Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, touched a nerve in Donald Trump. Then again, who doesn't?
Trump took time off from his morning in Vietnam after Kim called him "a lunatic old man of the White House," according to the North Korean government, to respond to the insult.
Trump, who has proven his pathologic incapability to ever let a slight go unaddressed, took to his favorite medium, Twitter, to hit back.
"Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me 'old,' when I would NEVER call him 'short and fat?'" Trump tweeted on Sunday in Hanoi. "Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!"
It's unclear when Trump tried "so hard" to be North Korea's friend. Both Kim and Trump have exchanged insults incessantly, coming up with increasingly creative invectives to refer to each other. In fact, Trump previously managed to both insult Kim and chastise Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the same tweet.
I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2017
The recent comments from Kim came after Trump asked China's Xi Jinping to increase sanctions against North Korea, which include cutting off oil, a request that he also stated on Twitter.
President Xi of China has stated that he is upping the sanctions against #NoKo. Said he wants them to denuclearize. Progress is being made.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2017
Following the visit, Kim called Trump a "destroyer of world peace" who was begging for nuclear war, according to North Korea Foreign Ministry.
A few hours after he tweeted out the personal attack, the president expressed his hope that it would be a "good thing" if he and Kim became friends.
"I think anything is a possibility; strange things happen in life," he said.
However, looking at the current situation, it doesn’t seem that friendship will materialize any time soon.
Banner/Thumbnail: KCNA Via Reuters