In a tweet by the country’s news agency, DPRK, News Service, Trump’s threat was likened to “the twitching of a dog licking its flea-riddled scrotum.”
The tweet also described Trump as an ”international shouting magnate.”
Impotent threats by international shouting magnate Donald Trump are dismissed, as the twitchings of a Dog licking its flea-riddled scrotum.
— DPRK News Service (@DPRK_News)
Trump in his first speech at the United Nations General Assembly had called North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un a “rocket man on a suicide mission,” adding that the United States will totally destroy the country if it fails to stop its nuclear programme.
Loud murmurs filled the green-marbled U.N. General Assembly hall when Trump issued his sternest warning yet to North Korea, whose ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests had rattled the globe.
Unless North Korea backs down, he said, “We will have no choice than to totally destroy North Korea.”
“Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime,” he said.
North Korea’s mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump’s remarks.
A junior North Korean diplomat remained in the delegation’s front-row seat for Trump’s speech, the North Korean U.N. mission said.
In his first appearance at the annual gathering of world leaders, the president used a 41-minute speech to take aim also at Iran’s nuclear ambitions and regional influence, Venezuela’s collapsing democracy and the threat of Islamist extremists.
He also criticised the Cuban government.
But his strongest words were directed at North Korea. He urged United Nations member states to work together to isolate the Kim government until it ceases its “hostile” behaviour.