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'Donald Trump is like a teenage boy who always has to answer with more testosterone'

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'Donald Trump is like a teenage boy who always has to answer with more testosterone'
US President Donald Trump. Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
14:32 CET+01:00
Nuclear war as a result of North Korea's actions is a genuine possibility, and Donald Trump isn't helping, says Sweden's former Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.

Reinfeldt, who led Sweden with a centre-right government between 2006 and 2014, spoke to Aftonbladet TV in an interview on Friday looking back on 2017.

The situation in Korea is "one of the biggest threats of war we have in the world," he noted, adding that Trump's mocking of Kim Jong-Un has not helped.

Asked if he thinks there is a genuine risk of nuclear war as a result, the former PM replied rather ominously "yes in the sense that they (North Korea) continue to launch missiles, and soon one will land on the wrong place. The time it doesn't land in the water, the person that is hit by it will hit back, there's absolutely a risk for it".

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The 52-year-old added that Trump's lack of diplomacy is an issue:

"He's like a teenage boy who always has to answer with more testosterone. That's rarely the right answer and in this case clearly dangerous."

This is not the first time Reinfeldt has raised the alarm over Trump. In August 2016 he warned that the "emotionally volatile" approach of the New York businessman would make the world a more dangerous place if he won the US election.

READ ALSO: 'Trump could be dangerous' – Reinfeldt

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