Kellyanne Conway: Trump Called Kim Jong Un ‘Short and Fat’ Because He Was Insulted First
Conway on Trump's tweet on Kim Jong Un: That "was the president just responding the way he does to somebody who insulted him first." pic.twitter.com/8xsEMStIYL
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) November 12, 2017
During his 13-day Asia trip, President Donald Trump had been mostly subdued on Twitter, largely limiting his tweets to highlights and updates of his diplomatic tour. However, that all came crashing down yesterday. With his visit coming close to an end, he decided to shoot off a tweetstorm about the “Fake News Media,” ‘Crooked Hillary” and how the “haters and losers and fools” don’t understand why having a “good relationship with Russia is a good thing.”
And, oh yeah, he also poked fun at North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017
During a Sunday morning appearance on ABC’s This Week, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway was asked about Trump’s tweet about the North Korean leader. And she claimed that it was just what the president does when someone hits him first.
After Conway told host Martha Raddatz that the Trump administration inherited a mess with a nuclearized North Korea, host Martha Raddatz asked her if the “name-calling was helpful.”
“I think that was the president just responding the way he does to somebody who insulted him first,” Conway responded. She added that she tends to look at the full context of Trump’s Asia trip and that she sees it as highly successful.
Days before Trump’s tweet, North Korea released a statement calling on the United States to oust “lunatic old man” Trump unless it wanted to face an “abyss of doom.”
Watch the clip above, via ABC News.
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