Donald Trump said Wednesday that if he is elected president, he would address North Korea's experimentation with nuclear weapons by pushing China to make the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, "disappear".
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall campaign event at the Londonderry Lions Club Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Londonderry, N.H.
Host Norah O'Donnell asked whether Trump was calling for Kim Jong-un's assassination.
When Trump was asked if that meant assassinating the leader, the billionaire shrugged. James Pearson, a Reuters correspondent covering North and South Korea, captured a shot of the overstuffed dictator with his trendy laptop and shared the photo via his Twitter account in the tweet embedded above. This guy's a bad dude'.
'Any young guy who can take over from his father with all those generals and everybody else that probably want the position - this is not somebody to be underestimated, ' Trump said.
Trump stated that he would force China to deal with North Korea "economically". China is sucking us dry.
Taking his trademark blunt approach to tricky worldwide problems, Trump said he would get the Chinese to make Kim Jong-Un "disappear one way or another". They're taking our jobs. We have power over China.
The footage on North Korean state TV also showed the lift-off of the Kwangmyongsong rocket from a newly-expanded launch tower and what appeared to be the first-stage booster separating from the rocket as it flew into space, seen from an onboard camera.
North Korea's fourth nuclear test and long range missile launch as direct violations of United Nations resolutions and "serious provocations against the global community".