President Donald Trump slammed “rocket man” Kim Jong Un during his first official address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
Trump did not directly name the North Korean leader at first, using his new nickname for the “dear leader” instead. The president first referred to Kim as “rocket man” on Sunday when mentioning a call he had with South Korean President Moon Jae-In.
I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2017
“Rocket man is on a suicide mission,” Trump told the UN General Assembly.
“No nation on earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles. The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully, this will not be necessary.”
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 19, 2017