- WU.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers the day after President Donald Trump said the regime would be tested
- The Pentagon said this was to demonstrate the range of military options available to the president
- Trump branded Kim Jong-Un a ‘madman’ and the dictator called the president a ‘dotard’
WU.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea on Saturday.
It was a show of force the Pentagon said demonstrated the range of military options available to President Donald Trump.
‘This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) any U.S. fighter or bomber aircraft have flown off North Korea’s coast in the 21st century, underscoring the seriousness with which we take (North Korea’s) reckless behavior,’ said Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White.
WU.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers (file photo) flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea
President Trump called Kim Jong-Un a ‘madman’ the day before bombers escorted by fighter jets flew near the county on Saturday
Yesterday, Trump branded Kim Jong-Un a ‘madman’ and said the North Korean dictator will be ‘tested like never before’.
The president, who the dictator called a ‘dotard’, published the angry tweet just hours after China warned the world to ‘exercise restraint’ in response Kim Jong-Un’s hint that North Korea might detonate a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.
‘The situation on the Korean Peninsula now is grave,’ Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang had said in Beijing.
But Trump, apparently ignoring the advice, tweeted: ‘Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!’
In response, the North Korean leader called the president a ‘mentally deranged US dotard’. A dotard is an archaic Middle English term to describe a senile old person.
On Saturday, tens of thousands of Pyongyang residents gathered in the capital’s Kim Il-sung Square on Saturday to laud leader’s denunciation of Trump.