All the times President Trump has insulted North Korea

Washington (CNN)When US President Donald Trump said last May he would be "honored" to meet Kim Jong Un, few would have guessed it might actually happen.

But on Friday the White House confirmed Trump would meet the North Korean leader at an undisclosed venue sometime before May 2018.
It's a remarkable change in sentiment for both leaders who have lobbed a series of insults at each other.
    Here's a timeline of all Trump's tough talk directed at North Korea, dating back to long before he was president.
    • October 1999
      'Sort of wacko'

      In an interview with the late Tim Russert on "Meet the Press," Trump said if he were president he would "negotiate like crazy" with North Korea. "The biggest problem this world has is nuclear proliferation," he said. "And we have a country out there — North Korea which is sort of wacko, not a bunch of dummies — and they are going out and they are developing nuclear weapons."

    • January 2000
      'Very bad people'

      When campaigning for president in Minnesota, Trump reportedly said North Korea is "run by some very bad people."

    • Spring 2013
      Foreign policy criticism

      In a series of tweets in spring 2013, Trump pushed for China to help the United States with North Korea.