President Donald Trump fired back at North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on Friday, less than 24 hours after he called the president “deranged” and a “dotard.” Kim Jong-un threatened the United States in a Thursday statement in which he criticized President Trump.
“Far from making remarks of any persuasive power that can be viewed to be helpful to defusing tension, he made unprecedented rude nonsense one has never heard from any of his predecessors,” Kim said in a first of its kind statement.
“Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
News of the two leaders trading public barbs was met with tension from around the world.
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