By now it seems like President Trump will be forever trading insults with Kim Jong-Un. And today, November 30th, Trump continued to mock the North Korean dictator by saying diplomacy appeared to have no impact on “Little Rocket Man” in a tweet about North Korea’s recent missile test.
“The Chinese Envoy, who just returned from North Korea, seems to have had no impact on Little Rocket Man,” Trump wrote. “Hard to believe his people, and the military, put up with living in such horrible conditions. Russia and China condemned the launch.”
The launch Trump is referring to happened on November 29th, when the North Korean government tested its newest intercontinental ballistic missile. The North Korean government said the missile carries a “super-large heavy warhead” that could reach the entire continental U.S.
The missile, known as the Hwasong-15, reached the highest altitude recorded in a North Korean weapons test. After the launch, Kim celebrated by saying that North Korea had “finally realized the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force,” according to the North Korean state news agency.
The Chinese Envoy, who just returned from North Korea, seems to have had no impact on Little Rocket Man. Hard to believe his people, and the military, put up with living in such horrible conditions. Russia and China condemned the launch.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2017
This is not the first time Trump has mocked Kim by calling him “Rocket Man.” The president has used the nickname in public remarks and derogatory tweets since September, following North Korea’s missile tests over Japan.
Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017
I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man...
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2017
Trump has also provoked Kim by saying that the U.S. will respond with “fire and fury” if North Korea continues to threaten the U.S.
Kim hasn’t shied away from insulting Trump, either. In September he called the president a “dotard” and a “frightened dog.”
Trading insults with North Korea isn’t going to do anything to stop the country’s aggression towards the U.S. We’ve been wondering how worried we should be about North Korea’s missiles, and right now it’s seeming like there is at least some cause for alarm — or at least measured caution. If North Korea really has the power to bomb the continental U.S., maybe our president should hold off on the schoolyard insults for a while.