Donald Trump tweets threateningly towards North Korea again 4 years ago

Donald Trump tweets threateningly towards North Korea again

Has anyone thought about hiding his phone?

Since early August, Donald Trump has been puffing hot and cold about North Korea — threatening Kim Jong-un with "fire and fury" and telling his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to give up on negotiations with them.


On Saturday evening, the Republican president took to Twitter to once more rattle some cages and rant over the North Korean regime, writing:

"Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid hasn't worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!"

Trump left it on that particularly ominous note without deciding to go into specifics on what that "one thing" might be.

Avoiding specifics has been a key tenet of Trump's North Korea policy, having originally threatened to attack if North Korea so much as threatened the US, but deciding against it when North Korea actually did threaten the US territory of Guam. In the end, North Korea did not attack Guam — matching their own long-held policy of threatening to strike their enemies without actually doing so.

Trump's latest comments follow vague remarks he made while at a meeting with various US military figures, at which he told reporters that this is "the calm before the storm." When asked to clarify his remarks, Trump simply said "You'll find out."