Things we learned from Trump's 100-day interview

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North Korea is threatening to destroy the U.S. with its thus far largely undeliverable and sometimes unexplodable nuclear weapons, while the United States, after an embarrassing navigational "mishap" that saw it steaming in the opposite direction, has successfully dispatched the USS Carl Vinson carrier battle group to a position reportedly within "strike range" of North Korea (but actually still in the South China Sea near the Philippines, some 1200 miles distant from North Korea), and now President Trump is threatening a possible attack on that country if it won't halt its nuclear weapons program.

As the world waited to see if Kim Jong un will conduct another nuclear test, Pyongyang escalated its bellicose rhetoric Thursday by releasing a unnerving video depicting a simulation of rocket attacks on the U.S. Capitol and an American aircraft carrier in a Third World War. You're really into your own little cocoon, because you have such massive protection that you really can't go anywhere.

US President Donald Trump has described North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a "pretty smart cookie". "His father dies, took over a regime". "We'd love to solve things diplomatically, but it's very hard", Trump said.

"I'll just say that I think the crisis on the Korea peninsula is real; it's the worst I've seen", Harris said. "As to whether or not he's rational, I have no opinion on it. I hope he's rational", he said. He certainly doesn't want to see turmoil and death. He doesn't want to see it. He's a very good man and I got to know him very well. "I know he would like to be able to do something, perhaps it's possible that he can't", Trump added.

President Donald Trump himself dropped by at the briefing, which was addressed by his top national security aides - secretary of state Rex Tillerson, defence secretary James Mattis, director of national intelligence Dan Coats and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff General Joe Dunford.

President Donald Trump speaks in the Kennedy Garden of the White House in Washington Monday
President Donald Trump speaks in the Kennedy Garden of the White House in Washington Monday

US ally South Korea revealed on Wednesday its progress on installing the primary parts of a USA missile defense system known as the Terminal High-Altitude Defense System, or THAAD. "He may be ruthless, he may be a murderer, he may be someone who in many respects we would say, by our standards, is irrational".

He could not predict what would come out of the session, "but of course they'll be talking about possible next steps". I have to say, there is an end.

"My problem is that I have established a very good personal relationship with President Xi", Trump said. Speaking to CBS, he noted Mr Kim had assumed power at a young age, despite dealing with "some very tough people". When you take a look at what's going on with the cutting off of the heads.

"I express my expectations that ASEAN which attaches great importance to the regional peace and stability will make an issue of the US-South Korean joint military exercises at ASEAN conferences from the fair position and play an active role in safeguarding the peace and safety of Korean Peninsula", the letter said.

"So I wouldn't want to be causing difficulty right now for him". We haven't seen that since medieval times.

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