Move over China! If you will not deal with North Korea, then America will! President Trump has declared that we’ve had enough of waiting around.
President Donald Trump is not a man of games and dancing around points. He is blunt and straight to the point. We must deal with North Korea’s nuclear program, and we must deal with it NOW! Trump told China that if they won’t take care of it, then “we will” do it alone.
“China will either decide to help us with North Korea or they won’t. If they do, that will be very good for China, and if they don’t, it won’t be good for anyone.”
China has already proposed a “double halt” approach. It would ensure that North Korea’s nuclear program is suspended. However, the US dismissed that proposal, and NK is still testing missiles and working on their program.
In a briefing on March 9, Mark Toner, the acting State Department spokesman, said: “There’s no equivalence between North Korea’s illegal missile and nuclear activities and what is our lawful, longstanding joint security exercises with our allies in the region.”North Korean state media has slammed the drills, accusing the countries in a report dated March 12 of “becoming more reckless as the days go by.”On Monday, the US, South Korea and Japan announced a new round of exercises from April 3-5. South Korean Defense Ministry Spokesman Moon Sang-gyun said drills were planned “to show a strong resolve to counter North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats as North Korea has been steadily improving its submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) capabilities.”North Korea has test-fired a number of missiles this year and in recent weeks has tested engines which analysts said could be used to power long-range weapons.
The Guardian reports:
Trump will host the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, on Thursday and Friday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where the two leaders are expected to discuss North Korea, China’s ambitions in the South ChinaSea and trade. There is speculation that North Korea could conduct another nuclear missile test to coincide with the talks.
Trump said he had “great respect” for Xi and “great respect for China”, adding: “I would not be at all surprised if we did something that would be very dramatic and good for both countries and I hope so.”
So it sounds promising, however, Trump’s ultimatum may be the slight push that was needed in order for China to put their foot down.
As one tweeter said below, FINALLY! A president who is actually acting like a president.
And here ya have a President acting like a President for the first time in the last 8 years. https://t.co/Zn9wvaG0UB
— theTexagonian (@thetexagonian) April 3, 2017
Obama never had the cajonas to deal with anything other than frilly, fruity situations.