President Trump fires back at Kim Jong Un after threat, calling him a “madman”

President Donald Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a “madman” Friday morning, the latest escalation in their combative rhetoric.

“Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!” President Trump wrote in an early morning tweet.

The threatening message came hours after Kim accused him of being “mentally deranged” in an unprecedented television statement.

North Korea’s foreign minister also warned that the country could test a powerful nuclear weapon over the Pacific.

On Tuesday, Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea in a speech to the UN General Assembly if it moves against the US or its allies.