Earlier this week, some said that President Donald Trump went too far when he threatened North Korea’s Kim Jong Un with “fire and fury” if he ever attacks the U.S. On Thursday, however, Trump shocked everyone by doubling down on his threat after North Korea threatened to launch a nuclear attack on Guam.
Daily Mail reported that Trump slammed critics who said his comments went too far by saying they actually were too soft.
“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 added that Kim Jong Un should be “very, very nervous” about U.S. retaliation. “Because things will happen to them like they never thought possible, OK?”
Trump went on to say that unlike previous American leaders, he is not “weak and ineffective” and will follow through on his threats. He made these comments before a national security briefing on the intensifying crisis with North Korea. The meeting is being led by National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and will also be attended by retired Gen. John Kelly, the new White House chief of staff, and Vice President Mike Pence.
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