August 10, 2017
As tensions escalate between the United States and North Korea over Kim Jong-Un’s continued treats to obliterate the United States, some are reflecting on President Trump’s comments about the situation from a 1999 interview with “Meet the Press.”
In the exchange with the late Tim Russert, Trump explained that he’d “negotiate like crazy,” but refused to rule out a swift preemptive military strike, if necessary.
“First I would negotiate, I would negotiate like crazy, and I would make sure that we try to get the best deal possible,” Trump told Russert.
“But look, Tim. If a man walks up to you on a street in Washington … and puts a gun to your head and says ‘Give me your money,’ wouldn’t you rather know where he’s coming from before he has the gun in his hand?” Trump questioned.
This article was posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 9:48 am