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Trump Taunts Kim Jong Un on Twitter

And says, separately, that they might become friends one day
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2017 6:00 AM CST
Trump Taunts Kim Jong Un: 'I Would NEVER Call Him Short and Fat'
President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.   (Luong Thai Linh/Pool Photo via AP)

(Newser) – President Trump was on Twitter Sunday morning from Hanoi, taunting Kim Jong Un. After North Korea on Saturday referred to Trump's speech last week in South Korea as "reckless remarks by an old lunatic," Trump responded with his tweet, the AP reports: "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!" Trump partially echoed those comments when asked at a news conference with Vietnam's president Sunday if he might ever really become friends with Kim. "I think anything's a possibility," he said. "Strange things happen in life." He added that it would be "very, very nice" if a friendship evolved. (Read more President Trump stories.)

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