Not backing off one bit from his threat earlier this week to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea, President Donald Trump on Thursday again warned the Pyongyang regime against any direct threats to American interests or allies, saying the U.S. will not stand for any North Korean aggression.
"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," the President told reporters outside of his New Jersey golf retreat.
"Let’s see what he does with Guam. He does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody’s seen before, what will happen in North Korea," Mr. Trump said.
Asked by reporters to explain what he meant - the President left that open to the imagination.
“You’ll see. You’ll see. He’ll see," Mr. Trump added.
In an earlier statement, the President said North Korean leaders should be "very, very nervous," saying that "things will happen to them like they never thought possible," as the President said he had no second thoughts about his tough talk against Kim Jong Un.
"I talk," the President said of his warnings to North Korea. "Somebody has to do it."
With Vice President Pence at his side, Mr. Trump panned diplomatic efforts to rein in Pyongyang by Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama, saying it hasn't done any good.
"What they've been doing and what they've been getting away with is a tragedy," the President said of North Korea. "And it can't be allowed."
"If North Korea does anything of even thinking about attack of anybody that we love or represent, or our allies, or us, they can be very, very nervous," Mr. Trump said of the possible U.S. military reaction.
Courtesy of C-SPAN, here is the entire statement from President Trump, at his New Jersey golf retreat:
In a later session with reporters, the President made clear that if North Korea does anything to Guam or any other ally, there will be serious actions as a result.