North Korea says Trump begged for a war during his Asia trip

said on Saturday that President first trip to Asia showed he was a “destroyer” and said he had begged for war on the Korean peninsula.

“Trump, during his visit, laid bare his true nature as destroyer of world peace and stability and begged for a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula,” the foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement carried by the state news agency.

Trump had warned North Korea on Wednesday not to underestimate the United States as he wrapped up his visit to .

The North Korean spokesman said nothing would deter Pyongyang from pursuing its nuclear weapons program.