Liberals whined that President Donald Trump took things too far this week when he threatened North Korea with “fire and fury” if they attacked the U.S. During his press conference today in New Jersey, many expected Trump to backtrack to this threat on North Korea.
Instead, however, Trump doubled down on his threat and issued another bigger one to Kim Jong Un. President Trump is NOT messing around!
President Donald Trump rebuked critics this afternoon who argued that his ‘fire and fury’ threat to North Korea was too heated.
‘Maybe it wasn’t tough enough. They’ve been doing this to our country for a long time, for many years, and it’s about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries,’ Trump countered. ‘So if anything, maybe that statement wasn’t tough enough.’
Trump said Kim Jong-Un should be ‘very, very nervous’ about U.S. retaliation. ‘Because things will happen to them like they never thought possible, OK?’ he said.
He warned Kim in remarks from his golf club’s doorstep not to even contemplate an attack on the U.S. or its allies or he will pay the ultimate price. Unlike previous American leaders, Trump said, he is not ‘weak and ineffective’ and will follow through on his threats.
The president spoke to reporters ahead of a national security briefing this afternoon on the intensifying crisis with North Korea.
National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is leading the meeting at Trump’s Bedminster property that retired Gen. John Kelly, the new White House chief of staff, and Vice President Mike Pence are also attending.
Trump’s outburst to reporters at Bedminster came right as a leading expert on Northeast Asian affairs warned in conversation with DailyMail.com that North Korea could ‘lash out’ against the U.S. if it believes that a military assault is imminent.
‘The wording itself I thought was over the top. It sounded like it had been penned by Pyongyang. I think it was a distraction and unhelpful,’ The Heritage Foundation’s Bruce Klingner said of Trump’s previous address.
Heritage is a top-ranked think tank worldwide. It is the most influential conservative organization in the U.S. Its analysts are mostly aligned with Trump’s administration.
Trump’s reaction to Kim’s taunting ‘could confirm growing concerns by our allies that the US is contemplating a preventative attack,’ Klingner said in the moments before networks started airing video of Trump’s claim to reporters that his ‘fire and fury’ rhetoric was maybe not strong enough.
‘We’re backed 100 percent by our military, we’re back by everybody and we’re backed by many other leaders,’ Trump soon asserted. ‘And I noticed that many senators and others came out today very much in favor of what I said. But if anything that statement may not be tough enough.’
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