Once again, President Trump has sent the world into a frenzy. This time, however, it’s on no small scale.
On Tuesday afternoon, Trump threatened North Korea, after a report from The Washington Post revealed that Pyongyang has successfully created a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside of a ballistic missile. The North also said Monday that the purpose of their nuclear weapons program is to build a missile large enough to hit the United States.
During a briefing on opioid addiction, Trump told reporters present at his golf course in Bedminster, N.J.:
‘North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States — they will be met with 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 fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before.’
Today, the State Department held a press briefing in an effort to address the threats exchanged between the United States and North Korea. Spokeswoman Heather Nauert delivered the briefing live from Washington, D.C.
Nauert told reporters:
‘The United States and other countries are first and foremost concerned with North Korea and the threat that is poses.’
Reporters ruthlessly pushed Nauert, who was hesitant to say much more than that all levels of the U.S. government are united in the fight against the North, for answers. When asked for clarification in regards to what the president’s statement about “fire and fury” really means, all she said was:
‘I’ll let the president’s statement speak for itself.’
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis also spoke out Wednesday to warn North Korea to stop taking action that would “lead to the end of its regime.”
According to CNBC News, Mattis said in a statement:
‘The DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons. The DPRK should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people. The DPRK regime’s actions will continue to be grossly over matched by ours and would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates.’
You can watch Nauert’s comments in the clip below, available via YouTube:
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