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Trump says North Korea's Kim 'likes sending rockets up'

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he still had confidence in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but noted that Kim "likes sending rockets up, doesn't he?"

"That's why I call him Rocket Man," Trump told reporters during a meeting with the head of NATO in London He said he hoped Kim would denuclearize, but added: "we'll find out."

North Korea fired two short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast last week in the latest test of its large multiple-rocket launcher. It was seen as an effort to remind the United States of a year-end deadline Kim has set for Washington to show flexibility in stalled denuclearization talks.

The United Nations Security Council is due to meet behind closed doors on Wednesday - at the request of France, Britain and Germany - to discuss the latest missile launches by Pyongyang, diplomats said. The 15-member Security Council banned North Korea's use of ballistic missiles in 2006.

North Korea earlier on Tuesday accused the United States of trying to drag out denuclearization talks ahead of the U.S. presidential election next year.

Trump said he was also pressing ahead with negotiations with allies South Korea and Japan to shoulder more of the cost of stationing U.S. troops in those countries.

He said South Korea last year agreed to pay nearly $500 million a year more for U.S. "protection," and added the United States now wanted additional commitments.

Asked if it was in the U.S. national security interest to have U.S. forces stationed on the Korean peninsula, Trump said:"It can be debated. I can go either way. I can make arguments both ways."

"But I do think this, I think if we're going to do it, they should burden-share more fairly," Trump said.

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Further evidence of Donny appeasing and capitulating to Kim:

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he still had confidence in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but noted that Kim "likes sending rockets up, doesn't he?"

Donny has been by far the most ineffective president to engage NoKo so far. After all Donny had coughed up, he’s only gotten rockets in return.

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Trump says North Korea's Kim 'likes sending rockets up'

He likes playing you for a chump too Donnie - and making you look like a fool...

Humiliating, isn't it?

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I would tend to agree, that’s why he’s the Rocket man, that’s all he has.

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Trump said he was also pressing ahead with negotiations with allies South Korea and Japan to shoulder more of the cost of stationing U.S. troops in those countries.

Finally, a president who looks out for America's interests.

He likes playing you for a chump too Donnie - and making you look like a fool...

Only in the minds of anti-Trumpers. Sanctions are still on and will remain on until Rocket Man gets with the program. Though I think it's gonna be a long, long time...

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Trump said he was also pressing ahead with negotiations with allies South Korea and Japan to shoulder more of the cost of stationing U.S. troops in those countries.

Finally, a president who looks out for America's interests.

With what? Love letters?

He likes playing you for a chump too Donnie - and making you look like a fool...

Only in the minds of anti-Trumpers. Sanctions are still on and will remain on until Rocket Man gets with the program. Though I think it's gonna be a long, long time...

And since 20 Jan 17 Kim has more nukes, better missiles, and three visits to his turf by a sniveling, boot-licking US President...

Trump The Chump getting played for the Loser he is...

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And since 20 Jan 17 Kim has more nukes, better missiles,

Not as many as we have and we have better missiles.

and three visits to his turf by a sniveling, boot-licking US President...

What? Lol

Trump The Chump getting played for the Loser he is..

Loser? Kim can’t get sanction relief, but Trump is the loser? Well in that case, he’s a fantastic loser by those odds.

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And since 20 Jan 17 Kim has more nukes, better missiles,

Not as many as we have and we have better missiles.

But more nukes and better missiles since Donnie has been President - oh my...

and three visits to his turf by a sniveling, boot-licking US President...

What? Lol

Typical Trumper come-back when they are caught flat-footed...

Trump The Chump getting played for the Loser he is..

Loser? Kim can’t get sanction relief, but Trump is the loser? Well in that case, he’s a fantastic loser by those odds.

Sanctions? Kim doesn't give a crap about sanctions - he wants a Treaty with the US where it says it won't overthrow him like Bush did Saddam.

And he's winning big time while Donnie looks like an utter Loser...

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