Trump trades grade school insults with Kim Jong

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How do we negotiate?

Trump, who is 71 years old, made the comment after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam. The post came in response to the country's foreign ministry calling Trump "an old lunatic" over his speech in South Korea.

Confused as to how the two of them weren't friends (?) he continued: "Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!"

Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old", when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?"

President Trump is now on a tour of Asia that has taken him to Japan, South Korea and China so far.

"I say to the North: Do not underestimate us, and do not try us", he said. He said "every single step the North Korea regime takes toward more weapons is a step it takes into greater and greater danger".

President Trump and the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong un, have traded insults publicly, with the latest juvenile interaction suggesting that a mutually acceptable solution to North Korea's nuclear weapons programme is still some way off.

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Asked at news conference with Vietnam's president later Sunday if he could become friends with the North Korean leader, Trump replied it "might be a unusual thing to happen but it's certainly a possibility".

Trump followed up his freakish tweet by telling reporters that it would be a "good thing" for him and dictator to become friends. "If that did happen, it would be a good thing for, I can tell you, for North Korea". It could be something that could happen.

He said he doesn't know if that friendship will develop, but added it would be "very, very nice if it did".

"The exercise is aimed at enhancing deterrence against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats and showing off preparedness to fend off any provocative acts by the North", a ministry spokesman said.

Tensions have been running high since North Korea test-fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July, conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3 and flew ballistic missiles over Japan on August 29 and September 15. Glean what you will from this, but no-I don't think nuclear war is coming because of a tweet.

We'll see what happens now.

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