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North Korea Takes Dig at Trump After Tweet

Not interested in a summit that results only in US bragging points, says Pyongyang
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2019 7:37 AM CST
In this Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel, in Hanoi, Vietnam.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

(Newser) – North Korea took a diplomatic shot at President Trump on Monday while rejecting the idea of another meeting. After a Trump tweet suggested the two sides would again get together—"see you soon!" he wrote—a diplomat from North Korea said thanks, but no thanks. The North, he said, isn't interested in a meeting that results only in bragging points for Trump. "The US only seeks to earn time, pretending it has made progress in settling the issue of the Korean Peninsula,” said diplomat Kim Kye Gwan, per the AP. “As we have got nothing in return, we will no longer gift the US president with something he can boast of."

The response came after the two sides found some common ground in dissing Joe Biden, notes the Wall Street Journal. After the North likened Biden to a "rabid dog," Trump responded with a backhanded compliment. "Mr. Chairman, Joe Biden may be Sleepy and Very Slow, but he is not a 'rabid dog,'" Trump wrote. "He is actually somewhat better than that, but I am the only one who can get you where you have to be. You should act quickly, get the deal done. See you soon!" His reference to "the deal" is about the stalled nuclear talks between the two nations. (Read more President Trump stories.)

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