Trump to N. Korea: ‘Do not try us’
SEOUL, South Korea
President Donald Trump delivered a blunt warning to North Korea: “Do not underestimate us. And do not try us.”
Trump sent the message during a speech today in Seoul to South Korea’s National Assembly.
The president said the U.S. will not allow its cities to be threatened with destruction. He said it also won’t be intimidated by threats from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump said the world cannot tolerate the “menace” of a rogue regime that threatens it with nuclear devastation. He urged all “responsible nations” to unite to deny North Korea any form of support or acceptance.
Trump also said that he wants “peace through strength.”
A day earlier, Trump signaled a willingness to negotiate. He urged North Korea to “come to the table” and “make a deal” over its nuclear weapons program.
South Korea is the second stop on Trump’s five-country tour of Asia.
Trump had been scheduled to make an unannounced early-morning trip to the DMZ, but poor weather conditions forced Marine One to turn back.