Donald Trump spoke today at the National Assembly in the Republic of Korea and it was his usual botched, insulting tirade. Maybe he thought it was 3:00 a.m. and he was on twitter. Here are some snippets from his talk, wherein he addressed an invisible Kim Jong Un in the first person. Newsweek:
"North Korea is not the paradise your grandfather envisioned," the president said. "It is a hell that no person deserves."
He added, "The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger," a reference to the regime's pursuit of a nuclear missile capable of striking the U.S. mainland. "Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face."
He warned Kim, "Do not underestimate us, do not try us."
It goes without saying that the international press bounced this right up to North Korea and here is what North Korea had to say to Donald Trump:
"We don't care about what that mad dog may utter because we've already heard enough," North Korean officials told CNN after Trump lambasted the country during a Wednesday address at South Korea's National Assembly.
"The United States is threatening us with nuclear aircraft carriers and strategic bombers. They are challenging us with the most vicious and demeaning provocations, but we will counter those threats by bolstering the power of justice in order to take out the root cause of aggression and war," the officials added.
Add “mad dog” to “dotard” in your North Korean Lexicon of Terms of Trump Endearment. And be advised that Trump left South Korea a few hours after this speech to go to China. Doubtlessly, they are belly laughing in Beijing, but maybe they’ll get it out of their systems before they have to deal with Trump face to face. Maybe Trump can address the now-famous white inflatable chicken with gold and red trim, as if it’s there in the first person. Or perhaps one of them will be. The chicken was invented in China some months ago and it’s doing very well with the tourists. Trump chickens of all sizes have been sold all over the world.