President Trump issued a new warning to North Korea Thursday, upping the ante after the president’s “fire and fury” statement Tuesday.
Trump suggested Thursday that his prior statements on North Korea, which received a great deal of criticism from some observers, were “not tough enough.”
“[Kim Jong Un] has been pushing the world around for a long time,” the president told reporters Thursday.
“I will tell you this, if North Korea does anything in terms of even thinking about attack of anybody that we love or we represent or our allies or us, they can be very, very nervous,” he explained. “They should be very nervous. Things will happen to them like they never thought possible.”
“North Korea better get its act together or they’ll be in trouble like few nations have ever been in trouble in this world,” Trump added.
In response to questions concerning the possibility of a preemptive strike on North Korea, he simply said, “We’ll see what happens.”
The president’s latest statements follow a strong statement Tuesday signaling that the U.S. will no longer tolerate North Korean hostility and aggression as past administrations have.
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Trump declared Tuesday. “They will be met with the fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said, they will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power the likes of which this world has never seen before.”