This week a verbal battle has ensued between the United States and North Korea. The chaos began on Tuesday when U.S. intelligence analysts said that North Korea has produced a miniature nuclear warhead.
After the threat of nuclear war, President Trump responded to the situation, saying that the U.S. would be unrelenting and that North Korea would surely be met with “fire and fury.”
He said, “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 statement, and as I said, they will be met with fire, fury, and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before. Thank you.”
Since the president released the statement, the words themselves have been met with fire and fury. People across America have been criticizing the president for his choice of words, claiming that they were too tough.
Additionally, the North Korean state media released a statement about the president’s words, calling it a “load of nonsense.” They said that it lacked sound dialogue and called President Trump a “guy bereft of reason.”
Now, President Trump is admitting that he regrets his word choice about North Korea. On Thursday, he was joined by Vice President Mike Pence on the steps of the golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he is spending his vacation.
The president commented on the specific word choice he used and talked about the imminent threat that North Korea has given about sending missiles toward Guam. The president said that he will not discuss plans for action, but that North Korea should be scared.
In response to the Guam attack, President Trump said, “Let’s see what he does with Guam. He does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody has seen before.”
He then said that he will not give details of his plan against North Korea, claiming that those matters should not be discussed in a way that the previous administration did.
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