John McCain took a pretty great jab at The Glorious Potato, Kim Jong-un, calling the “leader” a “crazy fat kid”. The dictator and his regime responded by, among other things, referencing their nuclear capacity.
“China is the only one that can control Kim Jong-un, this crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea,” McCain told MSNBC’s Greta Van Susteren last week.
He added Beijing “could stop North Korea’s economy in a week,” and chastised China for not reining in a neighboring leader that does not act “rational.”
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea stated through their news agency that the statements were an “affront to the dignity of” — Of the Glorious Potato — “and tantamount to war”.
“The service personnel and people of the DPRK are regarding the dignity of their supreme leadership as their life and soul,” it said, according to KCNA Watch, adding criticism of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) for saying that North Korea is a state sponsor of terrorism.
North Korea also referenced its nuclear capacity in the response, adding to repeated threats it has made against the U.S. and allies such as Japan.
It said that “the revolutionary forces of the DPRK with its nuclear force for self-defense as its pivot will fulfill its sacred mission of devotedly defending its supreme leadership representing the destiny and life of its people by dealing a merciless sledge-hammer blow at those daring hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership like a puppy knowing no fear of the tiger.”