North Korea insulted President Trump again on Monday, a day after Trump warned North Korea could lose everything if it continued hostile behavior.
Senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol “As (Trump) is such a heedless and erratic old man, the time when we cannot but call him a ‘dotard’ again may come,” the Associated Press reported.
Kim Yong Col went on to express the resentment North Korea has against the U.S.
“Trump has too many things that he does not know about (North Korea). We have nothing more to lose. Though the U.S. may take away anything more from us, it can never remove the strong sense of self-respect, might and resentment against the U.S. from us,” he said.
On Sunday, Trump had tweeted: “Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way. He signed a strong Denuclearization Agreement with me in Singapore. He does not want to void his special relationship with the President of the United States or interfere with the U.S. Presidential Election in November.”
….with the U.S. Presidential Election in November. North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, has tremendous economic potential, but it must denuclearize as promised. NATO, China, Russia, Japan, and the entire world is unified on this issue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2019
“North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, has tremendous economic potential, but it must denuclearize as promised. NATO, China, Russia, Japan, and the entire world is unified on this issue!” Trump added.
At the two leaders’ first summit in June 2018, North Korea had agreed to discuss denuclearization with the U.S. Negotiations still have not proven successful as the U.S. refuses to lift sanctions, and North Korea is unwilling to further denuclearize without the sanctions eased.
Trump had also mentioned he would be surprised if North Korea risked its relationship with the U.S. and acted in a hostile manner. However, North Korea has continued weapons testing and has implied that the likelihood of further discussions with the U.S. were bleak.
North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations, Kim Song, said on Saturday that denuclearization was now impossible.
“We do not need to have lengthy talks with the U.S. now and denuclearization is already gone out of the negotiating table,” Kim Song said, according to Reuters.
North Korea’s former Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong also warned Trump to discontinue “abuse language” toward Kim Jong Un.
North Korea also said it’s up to the U.S. to determine what course of action it takes next, which will affect what “Christmas gift” it will receive from North Korea.