Trump calls North Korean President "Rocket Man"
Sep 18, 2017 National 3026 By Abdulkerimu Oare
- Trump calls his South Korean counterpart.
- Takes a swipe at North Korea by calling their leader Rocket Man.
- Discloses that long gas lines are forming in North Korea.
U.S. President Donald Trump has confirmed he had a conversation with the South Korean President in which he enquired about the affairs of their Northern neighbours.
Trump confirmed this in a series of
early morning tweets on Monday.
In the tweet, President Trump took a swipe at North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un by calling him "Rocket Man".
"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!" the president wrote to his 38 million followers.
Meanwhile, a senior Democrat, US representative Adam Schiff, said the retweet was disturbing.
"It is distressing ... to have a president that frankly will tweet and retweet things as juvenile as that," Schiff said on ABC's This Week programme. "It doesn't help; I think in terms of his stature, it doesn't help in terms of the stature of our whole country."