I Try So Hard to Be His Friend
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"I Try So Hard To Be His Friend" is a portion of tweet by United States President Donald Trump directed at North Korean Supreme Leader Kim John Un. The contents of the tweet, which include a passive aggressive attack on the North Korean leader, have been copied and parodied on Twitter since the tweet's initial posting.
Following months of trading insults, on November 11th, 2017, President Trump tweeted, "Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me 'old,' when I would NEVER call him 'short and fat?' Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!" The post (shown below) received more than 130,000 retweets and 587,000 likes in less than three days.
Virtually all news outlets covered Trump's tweet, specifically his referring to Kim Jong Un "short and fat," including CNN, The New York Times, Vox, BBC, Australian Broadcast Corp News, MarketWatch, The Guardian, Business Insider and more.
Over the next few days, people on Twitter began parodying Trump's tweet by replacing Kim Jong Un's name with personal, humorous feuds the user holds or feuds from pop culture, such as college professors (shown below, left), He-Man (shown below, center), Dr. Who (shown below, right) and more.
 Twitter – @realDonaldTrump's Tweet
 CNN – Trump sarcastically responds to Kim Jong Un insults
 The New York Times – Trump Taunts Kim: 'I Would NEVER Call Him Short and Fat'
 Vox – Trump's latest tweetstorm called Kim Jong Un 'short and fat'
 BBC – Trump trades 'short and fat' barb with N Korea's Kim
 Australian Broadcasting Corporation News – Donald Trump tweets on North Korea: 'I try so hard to be his friend'
 Market Watch – Trump calls Kim Jong Un ‘short and fat,’ then offers his mediation skills for South China Sea dispute
 The Guardian – Trump says he'd never call Kim 'short and fat' in response to 'old' barb
 Business Insider – Trump taunts Kim Jong Un, says he would never call him 'short and fat'
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