President Trump updated his Twitter followers on tense relations between North Korea and the United States and referred to Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man."
In a tweet sent on Sunday morning, Trump said he spoke to South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday night about North Korea's nuclear threats. Trump said that the South Korean President told him there were long gas lines forming in North Korea.
I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2017
Trump has tweeted directly about Kim in the past. In August, Trump responded to North Korea's threat of targeting Guam by saying military solutions were "fully in place, locked and loaded."
Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2017
Last week, North Korea said that the United States would pay a "heavy price" if it followed through with harsh sanctions against the country. The country also fired its longest-ever test flight of a ballistic missile on Friday. The weapon flew over Japan into the Pacific Ocean.
Tensions continue to rise as leaders from across the world gather in New York City this week for the U.N. General Assembly. President Trump will speak at the gathering on Tuesday.
This report was provided by Jessie Karangu with Sinclair Broadcast Group.