North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A ‘dotard’

  • next
  • prev

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea may be famous for the bombastic, derogatory and often-awkward English phrases it uses to slam its enemies. But the dispatch quoting leader Kim Jong Un calling President Donald Trump "the mentally deranged U.S. dotard" no doubt sent a few English-speakers to their dictionaries.

Dotard means a person in a feeble and childish state due to old age. It's a translation of "neukdari," a Korean word that refers to elderly people in a derogatory manner.

The Korean Central News Agency transmitted Kim's statement verbatim. It followed Trump's speech at the U.N. this week mocking Kim as a "Rocket Man" on a "suicide mission," and saying if the U.S. is "forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea."


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here