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Mika Brzezinski reminds Trump he's 'not a child' after he taunts Kim Jong Un on Twitter

Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski took a moment Friday to remind President Trump of his age. After the president's recent Twitter taunts deeming North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people," Brzezinski surmised he might need it.

"Donald, you know what? Seriously. You are not a child. You are 70-year-old man. Stop," Brzezinski said. "71," co-host Joe Scarborough corrected.

BBC's Katty Kay noted that this behavior is to be expected from North Korea, which she said sometimes reminds her of "my kind of young children when they're desperate for your attention and they'll do and say anything to try and get your attention." "It's just that you don't expect the leader of the United States to engage every time Kim Jong Un calls him a dotard," Kay said, referring to Kim recently calling Trump a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard," among other things.

Name-calling during the presidential campaign might be one thing, but co-anchor Willie Geist pointed out this isn't just "Liddle Marco or Low Energy Jeb anymore." "Here we are," Geist said. "We've got the insult comic on Twitter going back and forth with a man who has nuclear weapons."

Watch it below. Becca Stanek