VIDEO- Kim Jong Un calls Trump a ‘mentally deranged U.S. dotard’
th Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump a “dotard” in response to Trump’s speech on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly.
“I am now thinking hard about what response he could have expected when he allowed such eccentric words to trip off his tongue,” Kim said in a statement from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency. “I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire.”
Following the release of the statement, Merriam-Webster said online that searches for the definition of the word dotard are “high as a kite.” According to Merriam-Webster, a dotard describes a person who is in a state of “senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness.”
VIDEO – Kim Jong Un: Donald Trump – senile, imbecile, foolish old person. (Dotard)
„Dotard means a person in a feeble or childish state due to old age. It’s a translation of a Korean word, “neukdari,” which is a derogatory reference to an old person.”
That Mr. Kim would call Mr. Trump a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” on Friday was something more of a surprise. The word “dotard” in particular sent people to the dictionary to look up the arcane put-down.
North Korea’s leader called President Donald Trump „a frightened dog” and a „gangster fond of playing with fire” in an official statement released Thursday.
„dotard” — an arcane term for a senile or weak-minded elderly person.
Dotard: a person exhibiting a decline in mental faculties; a weak-minded or foolish old person. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/dotard?s=t …
The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as „an old person, especially one who has become weak or senile”.
Its US brethren, Merriam-Webster, further clarified that the word initially meant „imbecile”, and stems from the Middle English word „doten” which means „to dote”.