North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un and President of the Trump at their summit in Singapore last June.
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
In January of this year, President Trump floated the order of all members of the family of U.S. troops in South Korea to leave the country-an act that the North-have seen Korea, as “a sign of imminent attack,” according to the explosive new book by veteran reporter Bob Woodward.
The longtime Washington Post wrote a correspondent, that the prospect of Trump announces a major decision in an off-the-cuff tweet “scared the daylights out of the” Minister of defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford.
“But recognition of the members was one of the last cards to play,” Woodward wrote in “fear”. To do “… a statement of the intention so of the US commander-in-chief on Twitter was almost unthinkable.”
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If Trump Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., called the idea, Graham told him that the President needed to “think long and hard before you make a decision to discuss wrote,” Woodward.
“The day you do,” Woodward, Graham said trump said, “is the day you rock-the South Korean stock market and the Japanese economy. This is a big frigging deal.”
“Do you think I should wait?” Trump allegedly Graham, to answered which Graham asked: “Mr President, I believe, should you ever start this process unless you are ready to go to war.”
The conversation with Graham took place days after Trump released his now infamous “nuclear button” in response to new year address of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un just stated that the “Nuclear button on his Desk at all times.” Someone of his exhausted and food-starved regime, please inform him that I, too, have a Nuclear button, but it is a much larger and more powerful than, and my key works!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 3. January 2018
“Someone [Kim] exhausted and food-starved regime, please inform him that I, too, have a Nuclear button,” the trump is complete, the message, “but it is a much larger and more powerful than his, and my Button to work!”
The Trump administration’s policy towards North Korea, is a Central theme of “fear,” in which Woodward is based on earlier reporting on the rogue state’s nuclear policy. For example, the book briefly discussed, three covert operations approved by President Barack Obama to deter North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.
Woodward wrote that the operations were focused on the “acquisition of North Korean missile”, while the third would allow to recognize the United States that North Korea launched its rocket in seven seconds.
The book also detailed Trump the relish in calling Kim Jong Un the “Little Rocket Man”, a nickname he revealed in a speech before the General Assembly of the United Nations in September of last year. Woodward recorded a conversation between Trump and then-White house staff Secretary Rob Porter, the President said that the “Little Rocket Man” nickname, “can be, my best, best nickname ever.”
As the Porter in question, to Trump the final ‘ s answered, a war of words with Kim, the President allegedly: “you can never show weakness. You have to project force.”
On Monday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed that Kim Jong had asked the Un, a follow-up meeting with Trump after their historic summit in Singapore last June. No details were completed.
Trump recently canceled a planned visit by Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, North Korea, citing a lack of progress in the direction of the elimination of their nuclear arsenals.
However, on Sunday, the President of the new praise for Kim offered to a North Korean military parade, which, unlike past parades, played down the missiles and nuclear weapons that North Korea to the brink of a military conflict with the United States a year ago.
North Korea has staged their parade, celebrates 70. Anniversary of the founding, without the usual display of nuclear missiles. The theme of peace and economic development. “Experts believe that North Korea is cut to show off the nuclear missile, and President of the Trump……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 9. September 2018
…its commitment to denuclearize.” @FoxNews This is a great and very positive statement from North Korea. Many Thanks To President Kim. We both prove wrong, all wrong! There’s nothing like a good dialogue of two people who like each other! Much better than before I took office.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 9. September 2018
Sanders also cites the parade in your comment on Monday.
“The recent parade in North Korea, for once, not to its nuclear arsenal,” she said, the characterization of the event as a “sign of good faith.” Trump, she said, had achieved “resounding success” with its policy so far in the direction of North Korea “and this letter is a further proof of the progress in this relationship.”
Sanders also cited this year again the Americans who were detained in North Korea to repatriate, along with Pyongyang, the decision made by the human remains believed to be American troops, who disappeared during the Korean war. Trump cited also, such as North Korea tested, apparently, even a ballistic missile or nuclear material in many months.
Although the North destroyed Korea has at least parts of its nuclear test site, and claimed that he had dismantled a rocket-engine test site, it does not explain, the contents of his nuclear arsenal, or concrete steps to make its nuclear weapons program. Last month, said the U. N. atomic watchdog that it had “serious concerns” about the continuation and development of North Korea’s nuclear program.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.