Trump escalates rhetoric on threat from North Korea – The Washington Post

The president said things will happen to the North Koreans “like they never thought possible.”

 President Trump warned North Korea on Thursday that “things will happen to them like they never thought possible” should the isolated country attack the United States or its allies.

Trump told reporters here that his Tuesday statement warning of “fire and fury” may not have been “tough enough,” but even as he continued his brinksmanship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the president sought to reassure anxious people around the world that he has the situation under control.

“Frankly, the people who were questioning that statement, was it too tough? Maybe it wasn’t tough enough,” Trump said. “They’ve been doing this to our country for a long time, for many years, and it’s about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries. So, if anything, maybe that statement wasn’t tough enough.”

Asked what would have been tougher than “fire and fury,” Trump replied only, “You’ll see. You’ll see.” In Twitter comments Wednesday that were clearly directed at North Korea, he warned that the U.S. nuclear arsenal was “now far stronger and more powerful than ever before.”

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