January 3, 2017
A pledge by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to advance efforts this year to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile received a blunt Twitter slap down Monday from President-elect Donald Trump: “It won’t happen!”
“North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S.,” Trump tweeted. “It won’t happen!”
In a subsequent post, the president-elect criticized China – North Korea’s closest ally and biggest trading partner – for not doing enough to rein in its unstable neighbor.
“China has been taking out massive amounts of money & wealth from the U.S. in totally one-sided trade, but won’t help with North Korea,” he said. “Nice!”
This article was posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7:51 am