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Donald Trump's 'Rocket Man' Comment About Kim Jong-Un Launches An Arsenal Of Memes

'I think it's going to be a long, long time till other countries respect this nation again.'

19/09/2017 18:06 BST

Americans on Tuesday mused that it would be a “long, long time before other countries respect this nation again”, after Trump branded North Korea dictator, Kim John-Un a “rocket man”.

The nickname, in reference to the dictator’s trigger happy approach to launching missiles in recent months, prompted a cache of memes to be fired out across social media, which also played on the title of Elton John’s 1972 hit, Rocket Man.

The song also quite fittingly includes the line, “burning out his fuse up here alone”.

Trump, in a speech to the United Nations general Assembly in New York, said that Kim is “on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime”.

He further warned if North Korea doesn’t end it’s nuclear weapons programme he will have “no option but to totally destroy” the country.

While the fiery words were Trump’s most aggressive to date, that didn’t stop people on social media making fun of the Republican’s choice of words, or the ease at which Kim’s war fetish could be illustrated. 

1) I’m Flying Jack!

2) Kim’s ‘Suicide Mission’.

3) It’s Gonna Be A Long, Long Time.

4) Burning Out His Fuse Up Here Alone.

5) BOMBS AWAY!

6) STOP HUMPING THE LAZER!

7) GUESS WHO’S BACK, BACK AGAIN!

8) SETTLE DOWN KIM! 

Meanwhile, NBC News’ National Correspondent claims a Trump aide tried to distance himself from the President’s ’Rocket Man; comments, which another Twitter user pointed out, have been used before. 

9) BRAND TRUMP MASTER PLAY.

10) FAKE NEWS!

Elton John’s Rocket Man lyrics:

She packed my bags last night pre-flight
Zero hour nine AM
And I’m gonna be high as a kite by then
I miss the earth so much I miss my wife
It’s lonely out in space
On such a timeless flight

And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
’Till touch down brings me round again to find
I’m not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no I’m a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone

And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
’Till touch down brings me round again to find
I’m not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no I’m a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone

Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids
In fact it’s cold as hell
And there’s no one there to raise them if you did
And all this science I don’t understand
It’s just my job five days a week
A rocket man, a rocket man

And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
’Till touch down brings me round again to find
I’m not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no I’m a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone

And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
’Till touch down brings me round again to find
I’m not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no I’m a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone

And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
And I think it’s gonna be a long long time