For years under past presidents North Korea have extorted money by behaving badly, firing off missiles, conducting nuclear tests. President Trump doesn't want to follow the path of others and is finally dealing with the rogue nation with strength instead of fear.
NY Post reports President Trump warned Thursday that a “major, major conflict with North Korea” could be on the horizon — but said he would rather settle things diplomatically, though it’s “very difficult.”
Sipping a Coke and speaking to Reuters in the Oval Office, Trump talked unabashedly about the rising tensions between the Hermit Kingdom and the US, amid Pyongyang’s ongoing nuclear threats.
“There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea.
Absolutely,” the president said. “We’d love to solve things diplomatically, but it’s very difficult.”
Trump also spoke candidly about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — saying he “hoped” the young dictator would act rationally. He even tried showing the man some compassion.