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End of Trump’s presidency? Kim Jong Un shares his prediction

By Sheetal Sukhija, Georgia State News
12 Jan 2018, 12:52 GMT+10

WASHINGTON, U.S. - The North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un became the latest world leader to comment on columnist Michael Wolff’s controversial book on U.S. President Donald Trump’s presidency. 

The nuclear nation’s leader said on Thursday that the top-selling book spells the end for Trump's presidency and his political career, adding that the U.S. leader is “being massively humiliated worldwide.”

‘Fire And Fury’ charts the Presidential team's journey from the campaign trail, to their unexpected victory, and into power.

The bombshell book details dysfunction, backstabbing and chaos in Trump’s White House and even before its release, it created ripples after excerpts of the book were published.

Statements made by Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon caused a rupture in his relationship with the President, and other statements following the book’s release led to questions about Trump’s mental health.

The president and other White House aides have blasted the book as “inaccurate trash,” with the President saying on Twitter, that the author was a “total loser,” and claiming that he had written a "really boring and untruthful book."

But with the book becoming a sensation in the U.S., contents of the controversial title were picked up and ridiculed in Pyongyang.

North Korea’s mouthpiece newspaper said that it had led to him being “massively humiliated worldwide.” 

On Thursday, North Korea’s main Rodong Sinmun newspaper, operated by its ruling Workers' Party, featured an article about the book's contents and even mocked Trump reaction.

The article noted that the sales of the book reflect “rapidly surging anti-Trump sentiments in the international community.”

It said, “The anti-Trump book is sweeping all over the world so Trump is being massively humiliated worldwide.”

The article noted that the book's popularity “foretells Trump's political demise.”

Incidentally, over the summer, Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” in an exchange of taunts.

North Korea claimed it was examining plans to launch missiles towards the American territory of Guam, following which both the sides exchanged heated rhetoric.

Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have since traded threats of war and crude insults, and Pyongyang has conducted nuclear and long-range missile tests.

The U.S. President even called his rival “Rocket Man” claiming he was on a “suicide mission.”

Meanwhile, Kim Jong Un called the 71-year-old president “the mentally deranged U.S. dotard.”

Last week, in his new year address, Kim Jong Un said he had a “nuclear button” that could target weapons anywhere in the U.S..

In response, Trump responded that he had a much bigger and more powerful “nuclear button.”

Days later, North Korea took steps to improve ties with its rival and neighbor South Korea, in what many called a tactic to divide Seoul and Washington and an efforts to U.S.-led international pressure and sanctions on the country. 

In formal talks with South Korea on Tuesday, North Korea ended the two years of silence and even agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in the South.

North Korea has even agreed to hold military talks aimed at easing front-line animosity.

Last week, North Korea’s state media called Trump a "war maniac" and "madman."

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