It's no secret that #Donald Trump doesn't' shy away from speaking his mind. When asked about where the #United States stands in regards to two rival nations, the president didn't hold back during a recent interview.

Trump on North Korea

During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump would often voice his opposition to many world leaders. With the exception of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the former host of "The Apprentice" has criticized many foreign leaders, even those who have been allies to the United States over the years. In the case of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Trump has been mixed in his reaction.

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The president once praised Kim for how he handled his his government, which received instant backlash from critics, though he hasn't been too favorable in his comments ever since. Last month, Trump lashed out on Twitter and accused #North Korea of behaving "very badly." As reported by Mediaite on April 3, Trump elaborated on his thoughts of North Korea during a recent interview.

While speaking to the Financial Times on Sunday, Donald Trump made a vague, but clear, statement on how he plans on handling North Korea during his administration. "If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will," Trump said, while adding, "That is all I am telling you." "China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won’t," he continued, before noting, "If they do that will be very good for China, and if they don’t it won’t be good for anyone."

Not stopping there, Donald Trump refused to elaborate on his comments, stating he was "not the United States of the past," and wouldn't comment on when he was planning to "hit" the Middle East.

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Trump's critical comments come as the billionaire real estate mogul is set to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week, doing so at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

Next step

One of the biggest issues opponents of Donald Trump have with the president is his inability to filter his comments, especially when it comes to sensitive situations with rival nations. While it's unknown what the administration plans to do with their relationships with the aforementioned countries, it doesn't appear like it's on the right track.