North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un does not like to be called “fat.”
A North Korean newspaper shot out an indignant response to President Trump’s sarcastic tweet about their revered leader recently, claiming Trump is deserving of the death penalty.
The tit-for-tat exchange started when President Trump spoke in front of South Korea’s National Assembly last week, issuing a warning to the North, saying, “Do not underestimate us. And do not try us. The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger. We will defend our common security, our shared prosperity, and our sacred liberty.”
Kim Jong-Un lashed out in response, calling Trump a “lunatic old man,” and warned, “The U.S. had better make a decisive choice…if it does not want a horrible nuclear disaster and tragic doom.”
“Why would Kim Jong-Un insult me by calling me ‘old,’ when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat’?” President Trump sarcastically tweeted out in response to the insult of being called “old.”
But calling Kim “short and fat” is the worst crime ever, according to a North Korean Newspaper, who now says Trump deserves the death penalty.
“The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared [to] malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership. He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people,” an editorial in North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper stated.
This isn’t the first time Kim Jong-Un has objected to being called “fat.” In March, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) incited North Korea’s wrath when he called Kim a “crazy fat kid” over his continuous missile launches.
“China is the only one that can control Kim Jong-un, this crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea. They could stop North Korea’s economy in a week. They haven’t, but the Chinese have to understand there’s a penalty … imposed by us if they don’t rein in an individual that can literally start a world war, and, more importantly, perhaps in the short term, strike the United States of America,” McCain stated.
Kim and his regime were infuriated, and North Korea’s state-run news agency KCNA responded with a vicious threat, claiming the insult was a declaration of war:
“What they uttered to dare hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) is just a manifestation of their worst hostility toward the DPRK’s ideology and social system and its people, and a grave provocation little short of declaration of war against it. The service personnel and people of the DPRK are regarding the dignity of their supreme leadership as their life and soul.
“The U.S. must know very well about how they react to any offensive acts against it. John McCain and Ted Cruz made a provocation tantamount to declaration of war against the DPRK. The DPRK will take steps to counter it.”