Trump 'Sentenced to Death' in North Korea for Insulting Kim Jong Un

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The president and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un engaged in a war of words during Trump's swing through five Asian countries.

The op-ed may be referring to Trump's recent tweet while he was in Asia last week in which he implied Kim Jong Un was "short and fat". Trump tweeted Saturday. "Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!"

Donald Trump deserves the death penalty for insulting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the country's state media has said.

The rogue nation slammed Trump as an "old slave of money" and a "depraved guy" who is "just a disgusting criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people".

"He will be forced to pay dearly for his blasphemy", the Rodong Sinmun wrote, further asserting, "The Korean people will regard the face of Trump as a symbol of wolf-like US imperialism and as a target of merciless retaliation".

"Kim Jong Un has been simply doing what he does best - encouraging his people to achieve rapid economic growth and boost production", Nam said.

Turnbull said North Korea is among the most cunning, sophisticated criminals in the world, Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Taking offense at the use of "dotard", meaning a senile elderly person, Trump lashed out at Kim on Twitter. "What's helpful in full context is a 13-day trip where the president is very focused on global security and combating terrorism and most importantly, containing a nuclearized North Korea", Conway said.

The editorial went on to highlight Trump's failure to visit the demilitarised zone (DMZ), dividing the two Koreas, which is a traditional site for senior U.S. officials to visit. But if you consider that Trump is a 71-year-old man who has advocated for sexual assault, attempted to institute a xenophobic travel ban, and said there was "blame on both sides" when white supremacists killed a woman during a rally in August, then no lies were told here.

"The tweets don't run my life - good staff work runs it", John Kelly, Trump's chief of staff, told reporters who asked about the post, according to the Washington Post.

"Reckless remarks by an old lunatic like Trump will never scare us or stop our advance", the North's Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Trump will travel to Manila on Sunday evening for two days of regional conferences and a bilateral meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. "But it would also be good for lots of other places, and it would be good for the world".

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