Less than a year ago, President Trump dropped his first MOAB in the war of words with 35-year-old North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – warning him “best not make any more threats to the United States,” or North Korea “will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
Hitting back a few days after Trump’s speech, Kim threatened to “tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire” :
“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.”
Now, President Trump credits his tough-talk with Kim as a major factor in yesterday’s successful summit – telling Fox News “without the rhetoric we wouldn’t have been here.”
“So I think the rhetoric, I hated to do it, sometimes I felt foolish doing it, but we had no choice,” he said.
.@POTUS: “Without the rhetoric we wouldn’t have been here.”