U.S. President Donald Trump spoke in front of the United Nations for the first time in his fledgling presidency today, and his message to the nation of North Korea was very clear.
For months the rogue regime, led by the maniacal Kim Jong Un, has been toying with the United States. Between a bevy of ballistic missile launches, nuclear tests, and incredulous threats to reduce the U.S. to rubble, North Korea has been insistent on their hopes to attack America with their newly proven nuclear ICBM arsenal.
This, of course, is not sitting well with President Trump, a first term republican and unconventional POTUS, who has responded in kind with his own litany of warnings for the dainty dictator of the DPRK. Much of Trump’s administration have echoed his sentiments, inflicting American Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, who just last week told an emergency session of the General Assembly that the United States would be forced to act should the latest round of international sanctions fail to curb Kim’s wild ways.
Trump himself had no less dire of a tone during his time in front of the microphone today, taking his rhetoric one step further than Haley’s, and using his favorite new nickname for Kim Jong Un.
“The president referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as ‘rocket man’ and threatened to ‘totally destroy North Korea’ if the United States is forced to defend itself or allies against the North’s aggression.
“’The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,’ Trump said Tuesday. ‘Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing, and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary.’
“During his more than 40-minute inaugural address to the UN General Assembly, Trump said that he will ‘always put America first’ and the U.S. can no longer be taken advantage of in its dealings around the globe.
“Trump said he will ‘defend America’s interests above all else.’ He says the U.S. will ‘forever be a great friend to the world,’ including its allies, but the U.S. can no longer be taken advantage of and get nothing in return.”
Kim Jong Un will likely have a whimsical retort prepared for tomorrow’s new cycle.
While Trump speaks in plain terms regarding the future of global conflict, many in the United Nations were hesitant to jump on the bandwagon. The President’s suggestion that all nations should strive to put their own people first received only scattered applause throughout the hall.