Trump escalated his rhetoric against North Korea on Tuesday, telling reporters at his Bedminster, N.J. golf club that any future threats from Pyongyang would be met by "fire and fury like the world has never seen". "President Trump stated that the United States is ready, along with its allies, to apply the full range of diplomatic, economic, and military measures to achieve that goal", said a readout of the phone call. "This is tragicomedy of its own making".
It continued, "If the Trump administration does not want the American empire to meet its tragic doom in its tenure, they had better talk and act properly".
Xi Jinping, the leader of North Korea's key ally China, urged Trump on Saturday to avoid rhetoric that could inflame tensions, after the U.S. leader ramped up his warnings to Pyongyang, saying the Stalinist regime would "truly regret" taking hostile action against the United States.
The Chinese foreign ministry said Xi urged Trump to avoid "words and deeds" that would "exacerbate" the already-tense situation and to exercise restraint and seek a political settlement.
"China can bring North Korea to its knees". Guam's Homeland Security adviser, George Charfauros, said on Friday it would take 14 minutes for a missile fired from North Korea to reach Guam.
President Donald Trump has issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the USA military "locked and loaded" and warning that the communist country's leader "will regret it fast" if he takes any action against US territories or allies.
Trump has stood by his bellicose rhetoric on North Korea, saying leader Kim Jong Un "will truly regret it and he will regret it fast" if he issues an overt threat or attacks Guam or a U.S. ally. If somebody else uttered the exact same words that I uttered, they'd say what a great statement, what a wonderful statement.