On Friday, President Trump reiterated his intention to defend Americans and American allies from North Korea. He told reporters that Kim Jong Un would "regret" making any "overt" threat against the U.S. or her allies. This comes as the latest development in a string of escalations.
During a workforce development meeting at his New Jersey golf club, President Trump said, "If [King Jong Un] utters one threat in a form of an overt threat... or if he does anything with respect to Guam or any place else that's an American territory or an American ally, he will truly regret it. And he will regret it fast."
Earlier on Friday, President Trump made his intentions to respond to North Korean aggression very clear. In a tweet, he said the American military is "locked and loaded."
Reporters asked President Trump what he meant by his "locked and loaded" tweet. He replied that what he meant was "very, very easy to understand" because "what I said is what I mean."
However, he did offer more detail about the preparations. He said U.S. B-1B bombers on Guam "stand ready" to fly tonight if they need to do so.
Conflict has been escalating for the past few days since it was released that North Korea had nuclear missiles that could theoretically reach the United States. President Trump responded to the reports by saying the United States would react with "fire and fury" If North Korea attacked. However, North Korea didn't seem discouraged; the next day they released detailed plans of how they would attack Guam.
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