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Trump bemoans 'haters and fools,' 'short and fat' Kim Jong Un on Twitter

Before leaving Vietnam early Sunday morning, President Trump posted a series of bombastic tweets taking full advantage of Twitter's newly expanded character limit. Reflecting on his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin the day before, Trump decried those who oppose his diplomatic goals:

Trump next suggested favorable Russia relations would be better received if proposed by a Democrat, remembering former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 2009 reset button gaffe:

He then turned to North Korea, writing in response to Pyongyang's Thursday statement calling Trump a "lunatic old man" who must be removed from power:

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly said of the posts, "They are what they are."