President Trump is sounding increasingly hawkish after North Korea’s successful test-fire of its first ICBM last weekend which could have the capability of hitting the U.S.
During his G20 trip in Europe he stated boldly that North Korea will be stopped ‘one way or another’ which translates to a readiness to escalate as necessary to prevent strikes against America allies.
And at least one U.S. general is already calling for the Pentagon to take down the next missile N. Korea fires.
Because Kim Jong Un is quite literally insane, there’s really no way to predict what he’s planning.
But it’s safe to say it’s nothing good, and so far only the U.S. has shown enough resolve to stop him.
Meanwhile, China continues to speak out of both sides of the mouth in tough language for N. Korea while also increasing its trade support.
It’s time Trump call China to put up or shut up.
Here’s more from Newsmax…
President Donald Trump says he told the Chinese president that “something has to be done” about North Korea.
Trump and President Xi Jinping met Saturday in Hamburg, Germany, days after Trump tweeted about his frustration over China’s inaction.
Trump told Xi “I appreciate the things that you have done” with North Korea. North Korea’s latest missile launch has prompted global calls for action.
The U.S. recently blacklisted one Chinese bank accused of illicit dealings with North Korea and is penalizing a Chinese shipping company and two Chinese individuals accused of facilitating illegal activities by the North.
Trump says he also discussed “trade and trade imbalances” with Xi and aims to reach an arrangement that is more “equitable” and “reciprocal.”