White House counselor Kellyanne Conway tried to explain the Twitter-fit Donald Trump threw last night in which he called Kim Jong-un “short and fat” by saying that the North Korean leader started it.
“What’s helpful in full context is a 13-day trip where the president is very focused on global security, and combating terrorism and most importantly containing a nuclearized North Korea,” Conway said on ABC’s “This Week” when asked about the tweet by host Martha Raddatz.
“And you think name calling is helpful? Calling somebody short and fat?” Raddatz asked.
“I think that was the president just responding the way he does to somebody who insulted him first,” Conway replied.
Conway on Trump's tweet on Kim Jong Un: That "was the president just responding the way he does to somebody who insulted him first." pic.twitter.com/8xsEMStIYL
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State-run media in North Korea reportedly called Trump a “lunatic old man.” Strangely, the part Trump took issue with was being called “old” and not being called a “lunatic.”
Trump ended his rage-tweets by saying, “I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!”
We suppose Trump thinks it’s a term of endearment to call Kim Jong-un “Rocket Man.”
When Sen. Bob Corker called the White House an “adult daycare center,” Trump responded by disparaging the Tennesse Republican’s height. Several times now, Trump has referred to him as “Liddle Bob Corker.”
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