Trump Reacts To Another Failed Missile Launch By North Korea

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North Korea’s Latest Failed Missile Test

Kim Jong-Un | Photo Credit ABC News

North Korea launched another missile over the weekend that fell flat. President Trump responded on Twitter to the incident, “North Korea disrespected the wishes of China and its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessful, a missile today. Bad!”

Based on the fact that President Trump included the “highly respected” Chinese president, it’s possible that he could reach out to China to get the North Koreans to stop their various verbal threats and missile tests.

Defense Reporter Discusses White House Reaction

Politco defense reporter Jacqueline Kilmas reports:

“I don’t know that anyone expected a missile launch necessarily, but the frequency of them has certainly picked up. We saw the President tweet about it, saying it was disrespectful to the Chinese president, so that suggests that he could speak more with the Chinese to get North Korea to tone down the rhetoric.”

“I think we’ll definitely see President Trump try to work more through the Chinese, through that channel, to try and stop these kinds of tests. The USS Carl Vinson was scheduled to be there late this month, so if it’s not already there, it’s close. US military assets are in the region if the US military decides to go with a military response.”

“Right now, I think we’re waiting to see what the administration will decide to do.”

Trump Said Kim “Smart Cookie,” But Needs Responsive Measures

Secret Service | Photo Credit CBS

The Hill reports:

“Trump said the North Korean leader was a young man when he took over power, adding that he is “dealing with obviously very tough people, in particular the generals and others.”

“And at a very young age, he was able to assume power. A lot of people, I’m sure, tried to take that power away, whether it was his uncle or anybody else,” Trump said. “And he was able to do it. So obviously, he’s a pretty smart cookie.”

“But Trump said the U.S. cannot let what’s been going on for a long time in North Korea continue. “Frankly, this should’ve been done and taken care of by the Obama administration,” he said.”

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