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Trump goes to Asia

North Korea responds to Trump's comments in Asia by calling him a 'lunatic old man'

President Trump said he has discussed North Korea with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to Beijing, and is certain that China can "easily and quickly" urge Kim Jong Un to give up his nuclear weapons program.

"If [Xi] works on it hard, it will happen," Trump said Thursday. "There's no doubt about it." China is North Korea's largest trading partner, and Trump said Xi agreed that it is important to implement the U.N. Security Council resolutions on North Korea, The Associated Press reports.

On Wednesday, Trump told an audience at the South Korean National Assembly that "all responsible nations must join forces to isolate the brutal regime of North Korea." In response, North Korea's state-run media called Trump a "lunatic old man," and said the United States must remove him from power "to get rid of the abyss of doom."