President Donald Trump on Friday said North Korea’s leader would “regret” making any “overt” threat, keeping up the pressure after a string of combative warnings.
“If [King Jong Un] utters one threat in a form of an overt threat — which, by the way, he has been uttering for years, and his family has been uttering for years — or if he does anything with respect to Guam or any place else that’s an American territory or an American ally, he will truly regret it. And he will regret it fast,” Trump told reporters ahead of a workforce development meeting at his New Jersey golf club.
Trump’s latest warning came hours after he issued his bluntest statement yet to North Korea, saying the U.S. military is “locked and loaded” to respond to a Pyongyang provocation.
Trump says Kim Jong Un won’t get away with what he’s doing; If he tries anything, “he will truly regret it” and fast https://t.co/CTbDBJyEHj
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