Liberals have welcomed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the resistance against President Donald Trump after he released a statement calling Trump a "dotard" and "mentally deranged."
"I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire," Kim said. Dotard is an elderly person, especially one who has become weak or senile.
Kim added that Trump will "pay dearly" for his remarks before the United Nations on Tuesday warning the U.S. will "totally destroy North Korea" if forced to defend itself or its allies.
Human rights organizations consider North Korea under Kim's rule to be one of the most repressive states in the word, where much of the population is starving and up to 120,000 individuals languish in political prison camps. Kim also orders violent public executions and sends officials to take teenage girls from North Korean schools to serve as his sex slaves, according to a North Korean defector.
Still, liberals appeared to welcome the North Korean dictator's comments about Trump, with some suggesting Kim is preferable to the president.
— Steve Redmond (@sjredmond) September 22, 2017
Everyone on Twitter
– OMG HE CALLED TRUMP A #dotard
– Is that a word?
– Wait…is that a real word?
– *looks up word*
– HE IS A DOTARD!
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) September 22, 2017
Kim Jong Un calling Trump a #dotard means he's used an English dictionary at least one more time than Trump.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) September 21, 2017
do·tard (dōdərd) noun
A word you didn't previously know existed, but googled today and said, "Damn, that's pretty accurate."
— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) September 22, 2017
Comedian Chelsea Handler even suggested the United States should swap out Trump for Kim.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) September 22, 2017
The New York Times appeared to be impressed with Kim's insults.
Kim Jong-un called Trump a "dotard." How harsh is that burn?https://t.co/3doikPTrQR
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 22, 2017
Read Kim's full statement below:
The speech made by the U.S. president in his maiden address on the U.N. arena in the prevailing serious circumstances, in which the situation on the Korean Peninsula has been rendered tense as never before and is inching closer to a touch-and-go state, is arousing worldwide concern.
Shaping the general idea of what he would say, I expected he would make stereotyped, prepared remarks a little different from what he used to utter in his office on the spur of the moment as he had to speak on the world’s biggest official diplomatic stage.
But, far from making remarks of any persuasive power that can be viewed to be helpful to defusing tension, he made unprecedented rude nonsense one has never heard from any of his predecessors.
A frightened dog barks louder.
I’d like to advise Trump to exercise prudence in selecting words and to be considerate of whom he speaks to when making a speech in front of the world.
The mentally deranged behavior of the U.S. president openly expressing on the U.N. arena the unethical will to "totally destroy" a sovereign state, beyond the boundary of threats of regime change or overturn of social system, makes even those with normal thinking faculty think about discretion and composure.
His remarks remind me of such words as "political layman" and "political heretic" which were in vogue in reference to Trump during his presidential election campaign.
After taking office Trump has rendered the world restless through threats and blackmail against all countries in the world. He is unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country, and he is surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician.
His remarks which described the U.S. option through straightforward expression of his will have convinced me, rather than frightening or stopping me, that the path I chose is correct and that it is the one I have to follow to the last.
Now that Trump has denied the existence of and insulted me and my country in front of the eyes of the world and made the most ferocious declaration of a war in history that he would destroy the D.P.R.K. [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea], we will consider with seriousness exercising of a corresponding, highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history.
Action is the best option in treating the dotard who, hard of hearing, is uttering only what he wants to say.
As a man representing the D.P.R.K. and on behalf of the dignity and honor of my state and people and on my own, I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the U.S. pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the D.P.R.K.
This is not a rhetorical expression loved by Trump.
I am now thinking hard about what response he could have expected when he allowed such eccentric words to trip off his tongue.
Whatever Trump might have expected, he will face results beyond his expectation.
I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire.