Posted on 10/11/2017, 6:27:02 PM by TigerLikesRooster
Trump on N. Korea: My attitude is the one that matters
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his attitude is “the one that matters” when it comes to resolving the impasse over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.
Trump made the remark in response to a question about whether he and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are on the same page on how to deal with the communist regime.
“I think I have a little bit different attitude on North Korea than other people might have,” he told reporters at the start of talks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House. “And I listen to everybody but ultimately my attitude is the one that matters, isn’t it? That’s the way it works. That’s the way the system is.”
Trump has been tough on North Korea as the regime has fired a series of ballistic missiles and conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test in recent months.
He has threatened to “totally destroy” the nation if necessary and called Tillerson’s efforts to reach out to the regime a waste of time.
“I think perhaps, I feel stronger and tougher on that subject than other people,” the president said. “But I listen to everybody. Ultimately I will do what’s right for the United States. And really what’s right for the world because that’s really a world problem, not just the United States. That’s a world problem. That’s a problem that has to be solved.”
On Tuesday, Trump met with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford to discuss a “range of options to respond to any form of North Korean aggression,” according to the White House.
The same day, the U.S.flew two B-1B Lancer bombers nears the Korean Peninsula in a show of force.