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In first U.N. speech, Trump derides Kim Jong Un as 'Rocket Man' and threatens to 'totally destroy' North Korea

In first U.N. speech, Trump derides Kim Jong Un as 'Rocket Man' and threatens to 'totally destroy' North Korea

President Trump delivered a forceful inaugural speech to a packed United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, a sprawling 42-minute address — warlike at times, flowery at others — that challenged some tenets of U.S. foreign policy.

With the cavernous hall packed so full that scores of people jammed into the aisles, Trump caused a stir when he mocked North Korea’s ruler, Kim Jong Un, as “Rocket Man on a suicide mission” and threatened his “depraved regime.”

“The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” Trump added.

Another buzz arose when he warned that...

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