North Korea has successfully launched a satellite into space, its state-run TV said, an action immediately condemned by the United States as "destabilizing and provocative." Though North Korea said the launch was for scientific and "peaceful purposes" -- adding it plans to launch more satellites -- it was viewed by other nations, such as Japan and South Korea, as a front for a ballistic missile test, especially coming on the heels of North Korea's purported hydrogen bomb test last month. Read more >>
The cartoon by Brian Adcock from The Independent shows US presidential candidate Donald Trump and Uncle Sam sitting on a sofa watch a news report about the North Korean missile launch. The face on the screen is that of North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jon-un. Trump comments, "Imagine letting a provocative, weird-haired fruit cake like that run a country".
The joke is that Trump's description of Kim Jon-un could very well be applied to himself.
Fruitcake (usually one word) is an insulting term for someone who you think is strange or crazy. • He claims he was abducted by aliens. What a fruitcake! The expression probably originated from "nutty as a fruitcake" (nutty means crazy and a fruitcake usually contains nuts).