After President Trump gave his speech before the United National General Assembly Tuesday, there were a few hot takes from progressives who insisted that Trump had just threatened to kill 25 million people.
Those same progressives, of course, are the ones who subscribe to the wisdom of Susan Rice, who has urged the Trump administration to learn to “tolerate” North Korea’s buildup of its nuclear arsenal and continual threats from Kim Jong Un.
There’s no doubt, though, that the war of words has escalated quickly, with “Rocket Man” firing back at Trump Thursday and sending Americans scrambling not for bomb shelters but for dictionaries.
NORTH KOREA'S Kim Jong Un: "I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire."
Didn't like Trump's speech.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) September 21, 2017
I had no idea "dotard" was an actual word in the English language. https://t.co/lMSVPedhhd
— Christopher Michael (@KINGCHRXS) September 21, 2017
TFW you learn a new word from the crazed dictator of a foreign country. "dotard." https://t.co/IvonkJcJjv
— Timothy Aeppel (@TimAeppel) September 21, 2017
— Fin Gomez (@finnygo) September 21, 2017
It’s not like North Korea to do any saber rattling — that giant parade of military hardware is just for fun. If it weren’t for Trump and his big mouth, we could go back to ignoring North Korea and its nuclear tests.
It was a pretty good burn, though, considering the translation issues.
Whoever translated that statement found a perfect single English word. https://t.co/wrpBR7G74t
— David Kim (@davidmkim) September 21, 2017
Impressive burn ngl https://t.co/iSeeenp7hB
— luke oneil ? (@lukeoneil47) September 21, 2017
Far be it from me to support an oppressive and violent dictator like Kim Jong Un but daaaaaaaaamn gonna need skin grafts to treat that burn. https://t.co/LAxYcTy3qa
— Mr. Maxwell ? (@MrMaxwellmusic) September 21, 2017
suspending my anti-imperialism until KJU starts checkin his ageism https://t.co/tG1vsMcUGQ
— ?☕??? (@Bolshie_Boy) September 21, 2017
But was it … presidential?
As I've said before, Trump is making all the right enemies. https://t.co/2KwMaaYmds
— Mary Kissel (@marykissel) September 21, 2017
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Sen. Orrin Hatch offers colorful praise of Trump's straight talk about 'little bastard' Kim Jong Un https://t.co/49PR8goZwk
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 19, 2017