As the crisis escalates, POTUS sends a new message to North Korea.
Q: What did you mean by “military solutions are locked and loaded”?
POTUS: “I think it’s pretty obvious. We are looking at that very carefully and I hope they are going to fully understand the gravity of what I said, and what I said is what I mean. So hopefully they will understand, Peter, exactly what I said and the meaning of those words. Those words are very, very easy to understand.”
Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2017
Q: Any progress on the diplomatic backchannel?
POTUS: “Well, we don’t want to talk about progress, we don’t want to talk about backchannels. We want to talk about a country that has misbehaved for many many years, decades actually, through numerous administrations and they didn’t want to take on the issue and I had no choice but to take it on, and I’m taking it on. And we’ll either be very, very successful quickly or we’re going to be very, very successful in a different way, quickly.”
Q: Angela Merkel says she sees no military solution to a fight with North Korea, why is she wrong?
POTUS: “Maybe she’s speaking for Germany, let her speak for Germany. She’s a friend of mine, she’s a very good person, a very good woman, she’s a friend of Ivanka. Perhaps she is referring to Germany. She’s certainly not referring to the United States, that I can tell you.”