We just covered breaking news that North Korea is thought to have nuclear capabilities that could indeed reach the west coast of the United States. Now President Trump has weighed in on the matter. And as you might guess from his previous rhetoric regarding North Korea, he isn’t standing down.
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In a statement to the press during his 17-day vacation, Trump said, “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States.”
Adding: “They will be met with the fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said, they will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power the likes of which this world has never seen before.”
North Korea’s leader Kim Jung Un has been growing increasingly hostile towards America and their allies and shows no signs of deescalating tensions between the two countries.
US officials have been closely monitoring North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong Un. An import ban was put into place in an effort to use sanctions to deter Jong Un. It is estimated that the ban takes $1 billion from the North Korea economy.
Apparently, the ban is not slowing Jong Un down. Reports estimate that Jong Un could have anywhere from one nuclear warhead to 60.
North Korean media has echoed similar sentiments from its leader stating the U.S. will “pay the price for its crime … thousands of times.”
Jung Un has also been cited saying he would not be pushed around by these bans towards his country and he will give the US a “decisive act of justice.”
To put into perspective the firepower Jung Un has compared to the other nuclear power countries, the Daily Mail reported that the US has 6,800 nuclear weapons and Russia has an estimated 7,000.
Trump has shown little, if any, faltering when it comes to his stance on North Korea and their threats towards the US. He has shown he is not afraid of Jung Un or his nuclear arsenal.