Trump says that if China won’t keep North Korea contained, he’ll do it himself.
Trump has declared he would be willing to go it alone to restrain North Korea’s nuclear weapons program should China fail to change the situation, saying if Beijing won’t help solve it, then “we will” alone.
“China will either decide to help us with North Korea or they won’t,” Trump said in an interview published Sunday in the Financial Times. “If they do, that will be very good for China, and if they don’t, it won’t be good for anyone.”
Asked to clarify if he believed the US could solve the problem without China, Trump said: “totally.”
The only good outcome of that is the faint hope that Kim Jong-un is not as trigger-happy or boastful as Trump.
Or if this is just a negotiating tactic, maybe someone’s been staying up late and watching old movies…