Trump Takes on Putin Critics, Kim on Twitter

US Pacific Fleet commander Scott Swift said the triple-carrier drill was the first in the region since 2007.

Asked at a news conference in Vietnam if he could see himself being friends with Kim, the Trump replied: "That might be a odd thing to happen, but it's a possibility".

Speaking to reporters on Air Force One while making his way to Hanoi on Saturday, Mr Trump said he believed the Russian leader was being honest when he denied meddling.

"The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger", Trump said about North Korea during an address at South Korea's National Assembly in Seoul.

"Strange things happen in life".

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that he can envision the U.S. and North Korea agreeing to hold talks at some point as a precursor to formal negotiations.

Shortly after that speech, North Korean officials told CNN, "We don't care about what that mad dog may utter", referring to Trump.

The post came in response to the country's foreign ministry calling Trump "an old lunatic" over his speech in South Korea.

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Joseph Yun, Washington's top North Korean official, was reported by the Washington Post as saying last month that if the regime halted nuclear and missile testing for about 60 days, that would be the signal the US needs to resume direct dialogue with Pyongyang.

Those comments drew sharp criticism in Washington, where Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said the president understands the truth about Russian interference, and is simply choosing to accept Putin's denials "over the solid evidence of our own intelligence agencies".

Kim responded to those jabs with an insult of his own, saying in a statement aimed at Trump that "I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged United States dotard with fire".

That test would be the 15th ballistic missile test since Trump took office, and the first since September.

The threat of conflict between Kim Jong-un's nuclear-armed North and the South, backed by Donald Trump, has been looming over the Korean Peninsula for months.

We'll see what happens now.

"And this artificial Democratic hit job gets in the way", Mr Trump said.

  • Megan Austin