Ex-Obama adviser: 'God save us' if Kim Jong Un mentions Clinton winning popular vote
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A former foreign policy adviser to President Obama is warning there could be trouble if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un chides President Trump over the fact that he lost the popular vote to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense: Trump tries to quell Russia furor | GOP looks to reassure NATO | Mattis open to meeting Russian counterpart Dem pollster: GOP women have a more difficult time winning primary races than Dems Mellman: (Mis)interpreting elections MORE in the 2016 election.

"God save us if Kim Jong Un makes a comment about Hillary's popular vote victory," Ben Rhodes wrote on Twitter Friday.

Trump and North Korea's leader have been locked for months in a war of words and threats that has prompted concern among foreign leaders who fear Washington and Pyongyang may be hurtling toward a confrontation.


Trump said last month that he would unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea if the country continued to threaten the U.S. and its allies.

Despite crushing sanctions, Pyongyang has continued its weapons testing, launching ballistic missiles over Japan and, earlier this month, detonating what North Korean officials claim was a hydrogen bomb.

Trump took aim at North Korea once again on Tuesday when he delivered a fiery rebuke of the country's destabilizing activities during a speech before the United Nations General Assembly. 

Kim responded to Trump's comments in a statement on Thursday, calling the U.S. president "mentally deranged" and warning that he would "pay dearly" for his threats against Pyongyang.

Trump has long boasted about his Electoral College victory over Clinton in 2016. The former secretary of State won the popular vote by nearly 3 million ballots cast.