Kim Jong Un Says ‘Deranged’ Donald Trump Will ‘Pay Dearly’ for Threats

Kim called Trump "a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire" after the President's threat, earlier this week, to "destroy" North Korea.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in an extraordinary and direct rebuke, called President Donald Trump “deranged” and said he will “pay dearly” for his threats, a possible indication of more powerful weapons tests on the horizon. Hours later, North Korea’s foreign minister reportedly said his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean to fulfill Kim’s vow to take the “highest-level” action against the United States. Kim, in his statement, said Trump…

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