Ever since the early days of his campaign for president, #Donald Trump has made a point to hit back at certain foreign countries. In his latest social media rant, Trump decided to set his sights on #North Korea and China.
Trump on Twitter
When Donald Trump first announced his candidacy for president, he vowed that the #United States would get tough on China, especially when it came to issues dealing with trade. The former host of "The Apprentice" also spoke out in favor of the United States increasing its military, and taking whatever options are necessary to the protect the country. Recently, North Korea has become aggressive when it comes to their weapons program, as the country has conducted several missile and nuclear tests, while announcing that they are close to being able to test long-range missiles that could reach the United States. As seen on his Twitter account on March 17, Trump decided to offer his thoughts.
North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been "playing" the United States for years. China has done little to help!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2017
As he has in the past, Donald Trump didn't hold back his thoughts when it came to the aforementioned nations. "North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been 'playing' the United States for years," Trump wrote on Twitter on Friday morning. Not stopping there, the president hit back at China, tweeting, "China has done little to help!"
US on North Korea
Donald Trump's tweet comes as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson went on the record to confirm that military action against North Korea was a possibility. "If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe requires action, then that option's on the table," Tillerson said.
US would consider military action against North Korea if provoked, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says. https://t.co/TW5ylH5mjE— CNN (@CNN) March 17, 2017
China has not been pleased with the more aggressive stance of the Trump administration when it comes to handling North Korea, as the two countries appear at odds at how to handle the issue at hand. Officials in Beijing have warned of a potential economic sanction against the rival nation, which is at odds with what the United States believes is the right course of action. Rex Tillerson called the potential economic sanctions by China "unnecessary and troubling," while referring to North Korea as a "serious threat."