Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Thursday traded his guns on US President Donald Trump in his speech at the United Nations Assembly, mocking the US Head of State as the "Giant Gold Goliath."
Delivering his speech at UN General Assembly, where reproaches of other leaders are usually less personal in tone, the 93-year-old long serving Zimbambwean Head of State took Trump to task on both policy and appearance.
"Some of us were," Mugabe said, pausing for emphasis, "embarrassed, if not frightened, by what appeared to be the return of the biblical Giant Gold Goliath."
"Are we having a return of Goliath to our midst, who threatens the extinction of other countries?" he asked, triggering applause in the hall as two junior US diplomats listened expressionless.
"And may I say to the United States president, Mr Trump, please blow your trumpet — blow your trumpet in a musical way towards the values of unity, peace, cooperation, togetherness, dialogue, which we have always stood for and which are well-writ in our very sacred document, the Charter of the United Nations."
On Tuesday, The American President shocked long-time UN watchers when he threatened from the podium to "totally destroy" North Korea, describing its leader Kim Jong-Un as "Rocket Man."
Mugabe has had cold relations with Western nations which have slapped sanctions to press for more democracy in Zimbabwe, where he (Mugabe) has ruled for 37 years.
In his UN address, Mugabe highlighted particular worries over Trump's plan to withdraw the United States from the Paris accord on climate change.
Mugabe called on cooperation "in order to halt the inexorable march towards the destruction of that upon which our own existence depends."