Senator John McCain sat down to an interview with MSNBC earlier this week to discuss North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, whom McCain deemed a “crazy fat kid.”
In the interview, McCain discussed the isolationist country’s ballistic missiles testing and its threats issued about destroying the United States.
The Senator said the following about the country’s dictator:
“China is the only one that can control Kim Jong-un, this crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea. They could stop North Korea’s economy in a week. They haven’t, but the Chinese have to understand there’s a penalty … imposed by us if they don’t rein in an individual that can literally start a world war, and, more importantly, perhaps in the short term, strike the United States of America.”
Reportedly, Kim and his regime of associates were infuriated with McCain’s remarks. North Korea’s state-run news agency, KCNA released the following statement in response:
“What they uttered to dare hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) is just a manifestation of their worst hostility toward the DPRK’s ideology and social system and its people, and a grave provocation little short of declaration of war against it. The service personnel and people of the DPRK are regarding the dignity of their supreme leadership as their life and soul.
“The U.S. must know very well about how they react to any offensive acts against it. John McCain and Ted Cruz made a provocation tantamount to declaration of war against the DPRK. The DPRK will take steps to counter it.”
In response, McCain tweeted:
What, did they want me to call him a crazy skinny kid? https://t.co/Ym3juRfBev
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) March 29, 2017
Watch Sen. McCain’s interview below:
H/T: The Sun
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