“Rocket Man” Kim Jong-un Calls Trump a “Mentally Deranged Dotard” in Response to His Threats to North Korea

The word “dotard” used by North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to describe Trump triggers a mad scramble for the dictionary – the rude but welcomed-by-many response draws a flurry of jokes and comments on social media

“Rocket Man” Kim Jong-un Calls Trump a “Mentally Deranged Dotard” in Response to His Threats to North Korea

North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un recently referred to as ”Rocket Man” and threatened with annihilation by U.S. President Donald Trump, spewed venom in response, promising to “tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire.” The supreme leader’s vitriolic statement was released by official Korean Central News Agency.

Earlier this week President Donald Trump in his first, rather contentious, address to the United Nations General Assembly had threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea.

“No nation on Earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles. The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime,” Trump said.

Kim Jong-un, who is known to have made threats against the U.S in the past , said in his Thursday statement, “Now that Trump has denied the existence of and insulted me and my country in front of the eyes of the world and made the most ferocious declaration of a war in history that he would destroy the DPRK, we will consider with seriousness exercising of a corresponding, highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history.”

Kim Jong-un further said that he “will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the U.S. pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the DPRK.”

The North Korean leader ended his diatribe saying “Whatever Trump might have expected, he will face results beyond his expectation. I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U. S. dotard with fire.”

While the threats from both sides may have been clear and present, on a lighter note, it was the use of the word “dotard” that captured the attention of Americans who went on a tweeting spree having a field day at the expense of POTUS. However, in all fairness, the word “dotard” is the translated version – the Korean connotation is more like “lunatic old man.”

Many Americans, unfamiliar with the dated word, made a dash for the dictionary as confirmed by Merriam-Webster who said that online searches for the word were “high as a kite.” However, this time around they were searching for a word which actually exists unlike the word “”covfefe” coined by Trump – it’s okay to laugh out loud.

This tweet says it all.


Here’s Merriam-Webster tweeting about the high number of searches for “dotard” and her explanation of the term.


Kim Jong-un’s taunting of Trump attracted some really interesting and amusing, if not downright hilarious, tweets. Here they are.

Getting back to the seriousness of the ongoing war of words and exchange of rhetoric between Washington D.C. and Pyongyang, there is strong likelihood of North Korea carrying out another nuclear test – a hydrogen bomb of an unprecedented magnitude this time around, if the DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho’s statement to reporters in New York is anything to go by. This is what he had to say in the wake of Kim’s scathing statement.

“This could probably mean the strongest hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific Ocean. Regarding which measures to take, I don’t really know since it is what Kim Jong Un does,” the minister stated.

Meanwhile, Japan’s defense minister Itsunori Onodera stressed on his country’s need for preparedness to counter the threat of a North Korean missile launch over its territory again.

“We cannot deny the possibility it may fly over our country,” Onodera said in response to Ri’s statement. It must be mentioned that North Korea has already launched two test missiles over Japanese territory in recent weeks.

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