Washington( CNN) Back in May, President Donald Trump said he would be “honored” to meet with Kim Jong Un “under the right circumstances.”
— Sven Henrich (@ NorthmanTrader) June 20, 2017
In an interrogation with the late Tim Russert on “Meet the Press, ” Trump said if “hes been” chairman he would “negotiate like crazy” with North Korea. “The biggest problem this world has is nuclear proliferation, ” he said. “And we have a country out there — North Korea which is sort of wacko , not a bunch of dummies — and they are going out and they are developing nuclear weapons.”January 2000‘Very bad people’
When campaigning for president in Minnesota, Trump reportedly said North Korea is “run by some the worst people.”Spring 2013Foreign policy criticism
In a series of tweets in springtime 2013, Trump pushed for China to help the United States with North Korea.
North Korea is reliant on China. China could solve this problem readily if they wanted to but they have no respect for our leaders.
— Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) March 30, 2013
In April of that same year, Trump criticized former President Barack Obama’s approach to North Korean relations.
Where is the President? It is time for him to come on Tv and demo strength against the repeated menaces from North Korea — and others.
— Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2013May 2014Trump says North Korea ‘last place on Earth I want to go to’
Technically, Trump’s first mention of North koreans on Twitter was in March 2013, when he invoked his NBC reality TV show “Celebrity Apprentice” and onetime basketball musician Dennis Rodman( who appeared on the depict ). Rodman called North koreans in 2013, where he met with Kim, who he called a “friend for life.”
Our mad man Dennis Rodman, large-hearted in the news re North Korea, will be on and watching Celebrity Apprentice on Sunday night!
— Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) March 1, 2013
Two days later, he tweeted again 😛 TAGEND
— Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2013
But one year later, Trump flogged out at Rodman on Twitter, this time insulting North koreans as well.
Crazy Dennis Rodman is saying I wanted to go to North Korea with him. Never debated , no affair, last-place place on Clay I want to go to.
— Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2014
In a follow-up tweet, he supplemented 😛 TAGEND
Dennis Rodman was either wino or on drugs( delusional) where reference is said I wanted to go to North Korea with him. Glad I shelled him on Apprentice!
— Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2014September 2015‘Maniac sitting there’
During the second GOP presidential disagreement in September of 2015, Trump called Kim a “maniac” without mentioning by name.
“Nobody ever mentions North koreans where you have this psychopath sitting there and he actually has nuclear weapons and somebody better start thinking about North Korea and perhaps a couple of other regions, ” he said. But certainly North Korea.”2016‘Bad dude’
In an interview on “CBS This Morning” in February 2016, Trump again brought up China assisting the US in dealing with North koreans. He said he would get China to attain Kim Jong Un “disappear in one form or another very quickly.”
He developed on Kim: “I necessitate this guy’s a bad buster — and don’t underestimate him … Any young chap that can take over from his father with all those generals and everybody else that probably wants the position, this is not somebody to be underestimated.”
But in May, Trump told Reuters he would speak to Kim. “I would have no problem want me talking to him, ” he said.
Later that time, in October 2016, he tweeted 😛 TAGEND
— Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2016July 2017Trump’s reaction to North Korea launching cruise missiles
North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this chap have anything better to do with his life? Hard be suggested that South Korea…..
— Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2017
….and Japan will put up with this much longer. Perhaps China will throw a ponderous move on North Korea and intention this nonsense once and for all!
— Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2017
Two days later, on July 5, Trump tweeted about commerce between China and North Korea.
Trade between China and North Korea flourished virtually 40% during the first quarter. So much for China working with us – but we had to give it a try!
— Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2017August 8, 2017‘Fire and fury’
While at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump said: “North Korea excellent not make any more threats to the United States.”
“They will be met with fire and craze like the world has never seen, ” he said, with his arms bridged as he addressed reporters.
In response, North Korea announced its plan to fire missiles at Guam, which it said would “send a serious warning signal to the US.”
Trump’s harsh stance came exactly several months after he said he would meet Kim, “under the right circumstances.” In April he called Kim a “smart cookie.”August 10, 2017More rhetoric
He double-dealing down on the “fire and fury” statement. “If anything, maybe that statement wasn’t hard fairly, ” he said.August 16, 2017‘Wise’
“Kim Jong Un of North koreans made a very wise and well concluded decision, ” Trump tweeted. “The alternative would then be both cataclysmic and unsatisfactory! “September 17, 2017‘Rocket Man’
Trump and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in agreed to intensify financial and diplomatic pressing against Kim, who Trump called ‘Rocket Man’ in a tweet. Trump said on Twitter Sunday in an supposed reference to Kim 😛 TAGEND
I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas routes forming in North koreans. Too bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2017September 19, 2017UN speech
In his speech to the UN General Assembly, Trump alerted the US would “totally destroy North Korea” if forced to defend itself or its collaborators. He said while the US has “great strength and composure, ” its alternatives could soon run out. Directly putting the country’s manager on notice, Trump proposed Kim Jong Un could not subsist an American attack.
“Rocket Man is on a suicide duty for himself, ” he said.September 22, 2017Back and forth of insults
Kim alleged Trump of “mentally deranged behavior.”
“Action is the best alternative in analyse the dotard who, hard of hearing, is delivering only what he wants to say, ” was the full translation applied of Kim’s excerpt provided by state news agency KCNA. According to Merriam Webster, dotard refers to “a state or period of senile rot differentiated by fall of mental poise.”
Trump’s response came early morning Friday in a tweet.
Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starved or killing his parties, will be tested like never before!
— Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2017MORE STORIES