(PartiallyPolitics.com) Former President Donald Trump defended dictator Kim Jong Un following the increased tension between North and South Korea.

On Sunday, the U.S., South Korea, and Japan held a joint air exercise with strategic bombers. The exercise came one day after North Korea fired a Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in a “sudden launching drill.”

North Korea claimed that the missile launch was meant to act as a warning ahead of the planned military exercises that South Korea and the U.S. have arranged in the next few weeks.

Trump on Tuesday night took to Truth Social, to say that he and Kim Jung Un of North Korea, had gotten acquainted during Trump’s years in office and that it is clear he feels threatened by the training exercises that the U.S. and South Korea have planned. Trump added that during his time in office, he used to “constantly complain” about how South Korea underpaid them for these “extremely expensive and provocative drills.”

According to a Business Insider report during his time in office, Trump had frequently talked positively about his relationship with Kim and had even talked about the “love letters” they exchanged.

On Wednesday, North Korea accused U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of acting unfairly after North Korea was criticized for its missile tests, while the U.S.’ hostility was ignored. On Saturday, following North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile test, Guterres released a statement condemning the test and calling for the country to stop making any provocations. He also called for the country to resume talks regarding the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

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