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Trump Take To Social Media To Hit Back At 'Short and Fat' Kim Jong-un
Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2017 | Matt Vespa

Posted on 11/12/2017 7:51:40 AM PST by Kaslin

North Korea and its nuclear weapons program have plagued the U.S. for years. What to do with all of these missile tests? How do we negotiate? It’s all documented. With President Donald Trump, some people do think that his Twitter and overall personality could make a nuclear exchange more likely. So, as the president finishes the last leg of his Asia trip, he decided to take to Twitter and bash North Korean Kim Jong-un “short and fat.” This came after the Asian dictator called Trump “old.”

“Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me ‘old,’" tweeted the president. “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!”

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

Fat? Absolutely not. Phat? Totally.https://t.co/6Wi4PNWv58— Kim Jong-un (@_Kim_Jongun) November 12, 2017

Future history books: "World War III began after a series of seemingly comic tweets escalated into a nuclear exchange."— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) November 12, 2017

Calling Trump “old” isn’t exactly what the North Koreans said about Trump; they called him an “old lunatic” after his address to the South Korean National Assembly this week (via The Guardian):

Trump has been working to rally global pressure against North Korea’s nuclear weapons program on the trip to Asia. In a stern speech delivered in South Korea’s National Assembly on Tuesday, he said: “Do not underestimate us. And do not try us ... The weapons you’re acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger. Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face.”

On Saturday, the North’s Foreign Ministry responded in a statement: “Reckless remarks by an old lunatic like Trump will never scare us or stop our advance. On the contrary, all this makes us more sure that our choice to promote economic construction at the same time as building up our nuclear force is all the more righteous, and it pushes us to speed up the effort to complete our nuclear force.”

At a news conference in Vietnam on Sunday after his tweets, Trump said it was possible he could be friends with Kim one day and that it would be “very, very nice” but he was not sure that it would happen.

Asked if he could see himself being friends with Kim, Trump said: “That might be a strange thing to happen but it’s a possibility. 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. It could be something that could happen. I don’t know if it will but it would be very, very nice.”

Trump has traded insults and threats with Kim in the past amid escalating tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs. North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear bomb test on September 3, prompting another round of UN sanctions.

We’ll see what happens now. Glean what you will from this, but no—I don’t think nuclear war is coming because of a tweet. 


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: nknukes; northkorea; nuclearweapons; presidenttrump; trumpasia; trumpvisit; twitter
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1 posted on 11/12/2017 7:51:41 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Kill him with kindness. Then kill him.


2 posted on 11/12/2017 7:55:10 AM PST by mindburglar (I have an above average brain stem)
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To: Kaslin

Cowards. They are an insult to our founding fathers’ courage.


3 posted on 11/12/2017 7:55:50 AM PST by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: Kaslin

Kim Jong-un insulted Trump first and this was Trump’s response - FULL TWEET:

“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!”.

Never believe the Lying Leftist media who are presumed to be liars.


4 posted on 11/12/2017 7:56:21 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Jim 0216
Just too funny....

I believe he's made tremendous progress on this trip.

5 posted on 11/12/2017 7:59:42 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Kaslin

Kim is probably one of the very few fat people in North Korea.


6 posted on 11/12/2017 8:00:24 AM PST by myerson
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To: myerson
Kim is the only fat person probably one of the very few fat people in North Korea.
7 posted on 11/12/2017 8:03:03 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Kaslin

So how is it Trump can say “...I would NEVER call him “short and fat” and the media dutifully misreports this and says: “...he decided to take to Twitter and bash North Korean Kim Jong-un [as] “short and fat.”?

Do they have ANY connection to reality, here?


8 posted on 11/12/2017 8:04:48 AM PST by Pravious
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To: Kaslin

Love his response. LMAO!


9 posted on 11/12/2017 8:05:50 AM PST by FES0844 (G)
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To: Kaslin

I could never dream of being flippant and sassy with the leader of North Korea at such a perilous time.
But then, I’m not The Donald.

I thought it was both shocking and hilarious.
We Americans are used to Trump being Trump with anybody he encounters.
The North Koreans are not used to Little Kim being pulled into a public ‘rage-off’. Kim loses face by becoming less ominous and mysterious, more the everyday human.
This round, Trump wins, because he has got me and many others laughing about that tweet calling him Short & Fat.


10 posted on 11/12/2017 8:09:24 AM PST by lee martell
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"...Love his response. LMAO!..."


I too was howling with laughter when I saw the posts President Trump had written. Hilarious!

11 posted on 11/12/2017 8:11:11 AM PST by Blue Jays ( Rock hard ~ Ride free)
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To: Blue Jays

That little dictator deserves ridicule. Go Trump!


12 posted on 11/12/2017 8:13:06 AM PST by FES0844 (G)
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To: lee martell

“This round, Trump wins, because he has got me and many others laughing about that tweet calling him Short & Fat.”

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Not me.

I will support him and think he’s doing a great job considering the obstacles tossed his way,but I just wish he would shut his mouth.

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13 posted on 11/12/2017 8:14:15 AM PST by Mears
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To: Kaslin

I remember when GHWBush engaged in verbal insults to Sadaam Hussein when Bush was president. I recall him mis-pronouncing Sadaam deliberately...at the time, the MSM’s explanation was that by pronouncing it this way, it was a definite insult to him. Maybe it’s the same tactic being employed here. FWIW.


14 posted on 11/12/2017 8:27:59 AM PST by Kalamata
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To: Jim 0216

it is quite probable that the short fat guy will never get to enjoy the vegaries of old age.


15 posted on 11/12/2017 8:36:27 AM PST by albertabound
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To: Mears

Trump is being Trump. It has worked well against countless enemies.

Trump said the obvious. Everyone from now on will first think of Little Rocket Man as short and fat. He did it without actually calling him short and fat.

Ridicule is a powerful positioning weapon. Social media instantly spreads it.

Contrast this with the groveling approach of carter, Clinton, bush, Obama.

Will it work? Don’t know.


16 posted on 11/12/2017 8:46:43 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: Kaslin

Maybe his new nickname should be “Fannie”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs4eIExZols


17 posted on 11/12/2017 8:55:37 AM PST by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: Kaslin

Dontcha jus’ love it?


18 posted on 11/12/2017 9:18:14 AM PST by Don Corleone (.leave the gun, take the canolis, take it to the mattress.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
Ridicule is a powerful positioning weapon. Social media instantly spreads it.

Will it work? Don’t know

Using an Alinskey tactic right back at them.

19 posted on 11/12/2017 9:21:18 AM PST by Don Corleone (.leave the gun, take the canolis, take it to the mattress.)
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To: Don Corleone

Trump called Schumer a clown, demeaning the guy who looks clownish.


20 posted on 11/12/2017 9:52:06 AM PST by Zenjitsuman (Y)
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