The Tribune News Service's article: "Aides warned Trump not to attack North Korea's leader personally before his fiery UN address," gives another confirmation for the year that President Trump did what he wanted and defied the advice of his aides. The parts of the President's first UN General Assembly speech that have been most reported on were when the President referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as "rocket man" and saying that the US would "totally destroy North Korea."

Aides were right; Trump escalates rhetoric

Those widely reported statements were apparently not part of the speech that was vetted by senior aides.

In the article, it states that the reason why the President went off script was that he wanted to take a harder line against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), which is the official name for the North Korean government. The article also said that for months, Trump's senior aides had been trying to talk Trump out of making personal attacks against Kim Jong-un as he has continued to do so since entering the Oval Office.

His aides' concerns -- including those of national security adviser H.R. McMaster -- was that those personal attacks would further escalate their war of words and that they would also undermine the efforts of diplomacy that were already being enforced through sanctions.

In fact, the response from Pyongyang -- the capital of North Korea -- only confirmed the escalation when Mr. Kim released a statement saying that the Trump had defied him and humiliated him in front of the world at the UN and that it was the "most ferocious declaration of war in history."

Trump's rhetoric will not result in talks

Before making the statement before the UN General Assembly where world leaders gathered last week, Trump's rhetoric was contained and isolated.

But before world leaders, Kim Jong-un saw the President make a public mockery of his rule. The dynastic leader called Trump "a mentally deranged US dotard" who he threatened "with fire."

Also, for months; President Trump and Mr. Kim have been exchanging insults via state media and on Twitter, which finally seemed to "come to a head" over Guam which Pyongyang threatened to attack them with ballistic missiles.

With President Trump's extreme rhetoric, the nation and the entire world was witness to the most intense level of the conflict reached before the war.

Despite this, there was still the view that they could somehow reach a point where the US and North Korea could sit down for Talks. But many experts have already concluded that talks are not an option, especially under the conditions of disarmament. The last time there were talks; China, South Korea, Japan, Russia and the US held them at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing between 2003 until 2009, before they broke down.

The article also referred to a Northeast Asia specialist at Harvard's Kennedy School, John Park, who said that the insults had created a new reality. He suggests that these insults will do even less to getting the DPRK back to the negotiating table and that it's already too late.