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Trump says his North Korea comments 'may not be tough enough'

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 01:26

President Trump said his comments on Tuesday that North Korea would be 'met with fire and fury' may not be tough enough. He added that North Korea should be 'very, very nervous' if it thinks about attacking the United States or its allies. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Donald Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric toward North Korea on Thursday, saying it should be "very, very nervous" if it even thinks about attacking the United States or its allies, after Pyongyang said it was making plans to fire missiles over Japan to land near the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam. "The people of our country are safe. Our allies are safe. And I will tell you this: North Korea better get their act together or they're going to be in trouble like few nations ever have been in trouble in this world," Trump told reporters in New Jersey, where he was meeting with his national security team. Far from toning down his words after saying on Tuesday that any threats by Pyongyang would be "met with fire and fury like the world has never seen," Trump said those remarks may have not gone far enough. "Maybe it wasn't tough enough. They've been doing this to our country for a long time, for many years. And it's about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries," Trump added. Asked if he would consider a pre-emptive strike against North Korea to deny it the ability to launch a nuclear attack against the United States, Trump said, "We'll see what happens."

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Trump says his North Korea comments 'may not be tough enough'

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 01:26