President Donald Trump isn’t backing down from the things he’s said in regard to direct threats from North Korea this week.
On Friday, Trump, who was participating in a workforce apprenticeship discussion, was asked his thoughts on the latest move by North Korea, which has vowed to initiate a plan to strike Guam with a missile. One day earlier, Trump said the United States is “locked and loaded” in regard to responding to threats of an attack by North Korea.
“I hope that they are going to fully understand the gravity of what I said, and what I said is what I mean,” Trump said. “So hopefully they’ll understand exactly what I said and the meaning of those words. Those words are very, very easy to understand.”
Watch a video of his latest statement on North Korea below:
The response comes three days after Trump said North Korea would be “met with fire and fury like the world has never seen” if the nation continues its threats against America.
North Korea responded to Trump’s promise by accusing him of “failing to grasp the ongoing grave situation.”
“Sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason and only absolute force can work on him,” officials said in response to Trump’s words.
On Thursday, Trump doubled-down on the vow, saying that maybe “fire and fury” wasn’t tough enough.
“North Korea better get their act together or they are going to be in trouble like few nations have ever been in trouble,” Trump said while on vacation in Bedminster, New Jersey.
The increased tensions started after reports that North Korea may have developed a nuclear warhead capable of fitting inside a missile.
North Korean officials said on Thursday they had hatched a plan to fire four missiles near Guam, a U.S. territory, and it would be ready for leader Kim Jong-un’s consideration “in days.”
According to media reports, the missiles would be fired over Japan before landing off the coast of Guam if the plan were implemented.
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