President Trump would not say if he had taken a military strike against North Korea off the table Monday, saying “we’ll see what happens.”
“I don’t want to telegraph what I’m doing or what I’m thinking,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News. “I’m not like other administrations where they say, ‘We’re going to do this in four weeks.’ It doesn’t work that way. We’ll see what happens. I hope things work out well. I hope there’s going to be peace.”
Trump said, “this gentleman” in North Korea, who he claimed “outplayed” Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il died in 2011. His son, Kim Jong Un, assumed leadership after the death.
“But, you know, they’ve been talking with this gentleman for a long time,” Trump said. “You read Clinton’s book, he said, ‘Oh, we made such a great peace deal,’ and it was a joke. You look at different things over the years with President Obama. Everybody has been outplayed, they’ve all been outplayed by this gentleman. And we’ll see what happens. But I just don’t telegraph my moves.”