President Donald Trump is calling Kim Jong Un names — the “Rocket Man.”
The president stuck the moniker on the North Korea dictator in a Sunday morning tweet ahead of Trump’s scheduled arrival here in Sunday evening for the U.N. General Assembly, the annual gathering of more than 120 world leaders.
“I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!”
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2017
The president’s Twitter snark came two weeks after Kim’s regime undertook its biggest nuclear test to date, an explosion that analysts estimate at 250 kilotons, nearly 17 times the size of the atomic bomb that devastated Hiroshima in 1945. Radar satellite images show the test was powerful enough to sink a roughly 85-acre area on the peak of a mountain above the tunnels where the test is thought to have taken place.
(c) 2017, The Washington Post · David Nakamura, Carol Morello