Trump: Chance of ‘Major, Major Conflict’ With North Korea
In an exclusive conversation with Reuters, President Trump spoke with his humanity on full display, discussing North Korea and Kim Jong-Un, among other things.
Speaking about the rising tensions with North Korea, the President remarked that he’d “love to solve things diplomatically,” but qualified with the statement that “there is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea.”
Speaking candidly about the North Korean dictator, the President said:
“He’s 27 years old. His father dies, took over a regime. So say what you want but that is not easy, especially at that age.”
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“I’m not giving him credit or not giving him credit, I’m just saying that’s a very hard thing to do. As to whether or not he’s rational, I have no opinion on it. I hope he’s rational.”
President Trump said it is “very difficult” attempting to solve the situation with North Korea diplomatically. Trump also spoke about Chinese President Xi and the possibility of new sanctions, commenting:
“I have established a very good personal relationship with President Xi”
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“I believe he is trying very hard. He certainly doesn’t want to see turmoil and death. He doesn’t want to see it. He is a good man. He is a very good man and I got to know him very well.”
Military strikes are still on the table as a possible option, but for now it appears that we are going to try our hardest to solve the North Korean situation with diplomacy rather than military action.