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FLASHBACK: TRUMP PLANS STRATEGY Against North Korea In ’99 Interview [Video]

By Laura Page

August 8, 2017 at 10:39 pm

There is no debating the fact that tensions between the United States and North Korea have reached a boiling point. But what's still being continuously debated is how to handle these tensions.

President Trump threatened to use ‘fire and fury’ against North Korea after it was revealed that North Korea successfully created a miniaturized nuclear weapon designed to fit inside its missiles. In an interview with NBC’s Tim Russert in 1999, then businessman Donald Trump voiced his support for a pre-emptive military strike against North Korea.

Trump told Russert that if he was President, a Trump administration would ‘negotiate like crazy’ to ‘get the best deal possible.’ If a deal was not possible, Trump said he would order a pre-emptive strike. He went on to successfully predict that that “they’re [North Korea] are going to have those weapons pointed all over the world and specifically at the United States." He goes further by saying that it only does the U.S. minimal good to discuss the economy and Social Security without addressing the biggest problem: nuclear proliferation. He also calls out previous politicians - including Jimmy Carter - for not facing this situation head on and negotiating properly.

Following President Trump’s warning North Korea over further provocations, the Hermit Kingdom has announced it is considering striking Guam. The North Korean military warned it may carry out a “preemptive operation once the US shows signs of provocation”, and that it is “seriously considering a strategy to strike Guam with mid-to-long range missiles.” As Trump moves forward, this interview serves as evidence that his strategy will hold up against North Korea.

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