President Donald Trump is not backing down from the tough stance he has taken on North Korea. On Friday, The Hill reports that he doubled down on his strong warning on his favorite social media outlet, Twitter. The president cautioned the brutal communist regime about putting America at risk.
The president tweeted, "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!"
This comes after a week of tension between President Trump and dictator Kim Jong-Un.
President Trump was asked about the possibility of a nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday during a press briefing. Trump did not hesitate to give a stern warning.
North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal state. And as I said, they will be met with fire, fury, and, frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before.
This has led some to speculate whether or not the United States would engage in an armed conflict with Pyongyang.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson downplayed the rhetoric saying on Wednesday, “Americans should sleep well at night.” He added, “Nothing I have seen and nothing I know of would indicate that the situation has dramatically changed in the last 24 hours.”
According to a Fox News report, Trump doubled down on his comments after Kim Jong-Un threatened the North Pacific territory of Guam. He told reporters, "Let's see what [North Korea] does with Guam. He does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody has seen before.”
He later said of his "fire and fury" comments, "Maybe it wasn't tough enough."
Secretary of Defense James "Mad Dog" Mattis echoed Trump’s sentiment on Wednesday saying,
The United States and our allies have the demonstrated capabilities and unquestionable commitment to defend ourselves from an attack. Kim Jong Un should take heed of the United Nations Security Council’s unified voice, and statements from governments the world over, who agree the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] poses a threat to global security and stability. The DPRK must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons. The DPRK should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people.