Trump: 'About Time Someone Stuck Up' for Americans

He says his 'fire and fury' warning to North Korea perhaps should have been stronger
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2017 2:18 PM CDT

(Newser) – His critics think President Trump went too far with his "fire and fury" warning to North Korea. On Thursday, however, Trump himself suggested he didn't go far enough. "Maybe it wasn't tough enough," he told reporters from his golf club in Bedminster, NJ, per Politico. "It's about time someone stuck up for the people of this country." Asked what would be tougher than "fire and fury," he responded, "You'll see, you'll see," reports USA Today. Trump, however, also said he was open to negotiations, notes the New York Times. "Sure, we'll always consider negotiations," he said. "They've been negotiating now for 25 years.

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He then faulted presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama for not making enough progress. "It's about time," he said. "Somebody has to do it." Trump also said he had the full support of the military and "many other leaders." Echoing his remarks from earlier in the week, he added that Pyongyang leaders should "get their act together" or their country will "be in trouble like few nations have ever been in trouble." Trump's comments came ahead of a national security briefing. (Read more President Trump stories.)

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