‘Rocket Man Is on a Suicide Mission’: Trump Taunts North Korea in UN Speech

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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 19: President Donald Trump speaks to world leaders at the 72nd United Nations (UN) General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York on September 19, 2017 in New York City. This is Trump’s first appearance at the General Assembly where he addressed threats from Iran and North Korea among other global concerns.

President Donald Trump again called North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man” during his speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

Talking about the threat of nuclear war, Trump said: “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime.”

In a tweet on Sunday, Trump said he spoke with South Korean President Moon Jae-in about the North Korean threat and called Kim “Rocket Man.”

In August, the North Korean state-run media criticized Trump’s Twitter habits, calling them “weird” and “ego-driven.”