North Korea Suddenly Feeling Really Confident

Can't imagine what might be making a Communist dictatorship closely allied with China feel really confident about the future.

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un said that the nation’s activities should focus on bringing its "arch-enemy" the United States, “to their knees.”

The country's state media (KCNA) reported Saturday that Kim made the remarks while he addressed the 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea, according to NBC News. The leader reportedly spoke for nine hours. 

“Our external political activities must focus on our arch-enemy and the fundamental obstacle to our revolutionary development, the United States," Kim said, according to NBC.  “The effort will focus on overpowering and bringing them to their knees," he added. 

Kim also threatened to expand the country's nuclear arsenal. 

Interesting timing on all those threats.

Kim noted that regardless of who is in the White House, “the true nature of the U.S. and its fundamental policies towards North Korea never change.”

Except that Kim wasn't throwing around this kind of weight when he was dealing with President Trump. North Korea's policies may never change, but its leadership can certainly smell weakness.