Some people thought Trump's tweet would fit better in the script from Mean Girls than on a president's Twitter account.
A Lizzie McGuire fan account likened the insult to something that would have happened between Lizzie and her rival on the early 2000’s Disney TV series. They wrote, “If you replace Kim Jong-un with Kate Sanders, this could easily be a line from Lizzie McGuire.”
The main difference is that Lizzie would have apologized after for implying that Kate Sanders was old and fat (after a long talk with Miranda and Gordo, of course).
Trump shied away from a visit to the border between North and South Korea and called them a "cruel dictatorship" in a speech last week.
After all this, along with Trump’s response to Kim Jong-un’s tweet that called him old, a newspaper owned by the North Korean state said that Trump deserved the death penalty.
The North Korean newspaper responded to Trump's tweet with a sinister threat.
They wrote, “The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared [to] malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership… He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people.”
The newspaper also mocked Trump for not visiting the border between North and South Korea during the tour.
It’s a stop that most U.S. officials who visit South Korea make before returning home. Trump complained of weather interfering with the helicopter trip, but the North Korean paper called it something else. “It wasn’t the weather,” they said, “He was just too scared to face the glaring eyes of our troops.”