Global politics isn't for everyone. A lot of people stick to paying attention to whatever's going on in their own country, trying not be sucked into what's happening on the other side of the world.

That makes sense, but when world leaders such as former businessman Donald Trump and dictator Kim Jong-un are throwing school yard insults at each other, it's hard not to stick your nose in.

It's odd, one minute Kim is talking about nuclear war, testing missiles, then he calls Trump 'old'. The President of the US then responds to this by saying he'll do all he can to prevent all out war, followed by calling his adversary 'short and fat'.

Is this politics? I don't even know anymore, maybe it is.

Trump is currently in Vietnam attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, but he took the time to tweet: "Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me 'old,' when I would NEVER call him 'short and fat?'."

Confused as to how the two of them weren't friends (?) he continued: "Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!"

Visiting Asia, the president has tried to bring the world together in pressurising North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, something that's proving somewhat of a tough task.

On Tuesday, during a speech, he said: "Do not underestimate us. And do not try us ... The weapons you're acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger. Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face."

Following his trip to Hanoi, he flew to the Philippines after what he claimed was a 'a great day of meetings and events', suggesting progress had been made in opposing North Korea and Jong-un.

Last month North Korea made threats to reduce the US to 'ashes and darkness' in response to sanctions imposed by the UN.

The threat was issued via its state news agency, as well as one to nuke Japan, after NBC reported US defence officials' claims that the regime had spent the last 48 hours moving mobile missile launches, preparing sites for launch.

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Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.

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