Comedian Stephen Colbert jokingly defended President Trump from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday, issuing a stern "knock it off" to Kim. 

Colbert was responding on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to Kim compared Trump's U.N. speech to "the sound of a dog barking."

"Pretty sick burn on our president to which I have to say knock it off, North Korea," Colbert said.

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"You are not allowed to insult our leader like that," Colbert continued, speaking to Kim. "Sure, I've had my problems, such as everything he has said and done, but I'm not going to stand here as an American and let somebody from another country talk smack about our president. We can do it, okay? Membership has its privileges."

His comments come as the war of words between Trump and Kim continues. 

Kim issued a rare personal statement on Thursday, in which he blasted Trump as a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard," and warned Trump would "pay dearly" for his threats to destroy North Korea, which happened this week at the United Nations.

North Korea's foreign minister then threatened to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean in response to Trump's speech. 

The president responded on his preferred medium, Twitter, on Friday, saying Pyongyang would "be tested like never before."

Trump continued his verbal attacks on Kim Friday night at a rally in Huntsville, Ala., in which he branded Kim as "Little Rocket Man."

"This shouldn't be handled now. But I'm going to handle it because we have to handle it. Little rocket man. We're going to do it. Because we really have no choiceWe really have no choice," he said. "We can't have mad men out there shooting rockets all over the place."