'Short and fat': Trump's North Korea bluster during Asia trip

South Korea's Sejong the Great Aegis destroyer trains with three U.S. aircraft carriers in the East Sea on Nov. 12 2017 in this

In the first of three successive tweets Sunday morning, Trump hit back at his critics.

Trump signed an executive order in September slapping new travel and economic sanctions on North Korea, as the administration seeks to pressure Kim Jong Un in a showdown over the North Korean leader's nuclear program.

During the flight to Hanoi late Saturday, the president said Putin had again denied to him allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

"Multiple carrier strike force operations are very complex, and this exercise in the Western Pacific is a strong testament to the US Pacific Fleet's unique ability and ironclad commitment to the continued security and stability of the region", Adm. Scott Swift, the commander of the US Pacific Fleet, said in a statement.

President Trump is now in the Philippines for the ASEAN Summit, the last leg of his Asia tour.

"The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer".

Trump's address, delivered in front of South Korea's National Assembly, ripped into North Korea for its well-documented violations of human rights.

President Donald Trump traded petty insults with North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jung Un Sunday, but told reporters shortly after that perhaps one day, he and the North Korean dictator might one day be friends.

In the first comments on Mr Trump's visit by a North Korean official, a Pyongyang foreign ministry spokesman said it was a "warmonger's visit for confrontation to rid" North Korea of its self-defensive nuclear deterrence, the state-run KCNA news agency reported.

"They are putting your regime in grave danger".

But Pyongyang doesn't seem interested in negotating.

Trump said in a speech at South Korea's parliament Wednesday, "Currently stationed in the vicinity of this peninsula are the three largest aircraft carriers in the world loaded to the maximum with magnificent F-35 and F-18 fighter jets".

Trump followed up his freakish tweet by telling reporters that it would be a "good thing" for him and dictator to become friends. Those drills, set to end Tuesday, were aimed at sending a strategic warning to North Korea, officials said.

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