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'Short and fat': Trump's North Korea bluster during Asia trip

'Short and fat': Trump's North Korea bluster during Asia trip

"Strange things happen in life".

Meanwhile, three US aircraft carriers - the USS Ronald Reagan, USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Nimitz - sailed off the Korean Peninsula on Monday in a massive show of force against Kim Jong Un's regime as part four days of drills that end Tuesday. "But our military is keeping a full readiness posture against the possibility of North Korea's provocations".

It is the first such USA triple-carrier drill in the region for a decade.

Only hours ahead of Saturday's (Nov. 11) show, President Donald Trump took aim at Kim Jong Un in a tweet, saying he would never call the North Korean dictator "short and fat". "Trump, during his visit, laid bare his true nature as destroyer of the world peace and stability and begged for a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula", a North Korean official said in a statement on Saturday.

Trump's Asia trip ends Tuesday and he has said he'll make a "major" announcement regarding North Korea and trade at the White House on Wednesday. And do not try us. We will defend our common security, our shared prosperity and our sacred liberty. "This would be a fatal miscalculation".

He also tweeted about meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at APEC and how they had "good discussions" on Syria and that he hopes that they can solve the North Korea crisis together.

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The secretive kingdom's state-controlled media service told the North Korean people today how their former countrymen south of the Demilitarised Zone are suffering "untold pains under the U.S. occupation and domination".

North Korea fired back, saying the US was igniting nuclear war. "The problem is that South Korea is blindly following the USA which is intent on the scheme for a nuclear war".

On Sunday Trump arrived in the Philippines, his final stop on a five-country tour of Asia.

Trump signed an executive order in September slapping new travel and economic sanctions on North Korea, as the administration seeks to pressure Kim Jong Un in a showdown over the North Korean leader's nuclear program.

South Korean soldiers ride on an armored vehicle during a South Korea/United States combined training exercise at the U.S. Army's Rodriguez shooting range in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul, Sep.


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