President Trump has come up with a dizzying number of nicknames for people, but he reportedly regards “Little Rocket Man,” the one he gave to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as his finest work.
Bob Woodward writes in his recently released book, ‘Fear: Trump in the White House,’ that Trump said, “I think [Little Rocket Man] may be my best ever, best nickname ever.”
The president is said to have further commented, “This is all about leader versus leader. Man versus man. Me versus Kim.”
Kim also proved to be a capable creator of insults, referring to Trump as a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard,” or old, weak, and senile person.
Both leaders’ opinions of one another did seem to improve around the time of their summer summit in Singapore in June.
The two appeared pleased to meet one another, and Trump said of Kim, “I learned he’s a very talented man. I also learned that he loves his country very much.”