President Donald Trump has said earlier on Thursday that despite his desire for a diplomatic resolution of the conflict between the two countries, a “major conflict with North Korea” is definitely possible.
This shocking declaration was made during a lengthy interview which comes just a couple of days ahead of his first one hundred days into office. Donald Trump stated that he’d “love” (his actual word) to take care of that crazy fat kid situation diplomatically, but, and here the grim part of the statement comes into play:
there is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea.”
When asked by Reuters if he believed Kim Jong-un to be a rational person, capable of dialogue and all that, Mr. Trump made an effort to “humanize” the North Korean dictator, describing him as, let me quote:
“He’s 27 years old. His father dies, took over a regime. So say what you want but that is not easy, especially at that age.I’m not giving him credit or not giving him credit, I’m just saying that’s a very hard thing to do. As to whether or not he’s rational, I have no opinion on it. I hope he’s rational.“
Empathizing with Kim Jong-un due to his young age and his difficult “situation” seems to be the only reason for which the POTUS still seeks a diplomatic solution, a path to avoid military confrontation with the Pyongyang regime.
President Trump reiterated his commitment to work closely with China in order to sort things out with the rogue communist dictatorship:
“I have established a very good personal relationship with President Xi.I believe he is trying very hard. He certainly doesn’t want to see turmoil and death. He doesn’t want to see it. He is a good man. He is a very good man and I got to know him very well.”
On Wednesday, President Trump’s top national security advisers declared the Pyongyang regime in a briefing with US lawmakers as, let me quote again:
“an urgent national security threat and top foreign policy priority;”
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