President Trump sent a tweet directed at North Korea, saying that if the country’s foreign minister was speaking for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in his threatening speech at the United Nations, “they won’t be around much longer.”
North Korean state media has released new propaganda photos and video showing an American aircraft carrier and warplanes being blown up.
The doctored footage was shown on the DPRK Today website on Sunday, hours after U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers and F-15C Eagle fighter jets carried out a show of force over international waters east of North Korea.
The show of force Saturday followed an escalating war of words between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The 99-second video begins with President Trump standing on a podium in front of service members, accompanied by ominous music. He was speaking at the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. Trump is described in the footage as “a mad man,” the news agency said.
Two ballistic missiles are then seen striking an American bomber and jet, which explode into balls of flames. Another missile, launched from a submarine, then hones in on the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier.
The video carries the caption: “Should F-35, B-1B and the Carl Vinson lead the U.S. attack, they will head to the grave in that order,” according to Yonhap. It ends with footage of an American flag on fire with crosses in the background.
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