Over the last month, Donald Trump has made questionable decisions when it comes to foreign policy. The latest news has surrounded North Korea, with the president making remarks that have raised red flags from many critics.

Trump on North Korea

During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump was not shy about criticizing various world leaders, with the exception of Russian President Vladimir Putin. When it came to North Korea and Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, the former host of "The Apprentice" always gave mixed signals, hitting back at times, while also oddly praising the controversial dictator in the process.

After Trump ordered 59 tomahawk cruise missiles to strike an airbase in Syria in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons attack on his own people, the billionaire real estate then moved forward and dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in history on an ISIS-occupied cave in Afghanistan. In response, North Korea used the opportunity to promote their nuclear weapons testing program, which didn't go over well with much of the rest of the world. As reported by Reuters, and later Mediaite on April 27, the president is giving even more mixed signals about North Korea.

In an interview with Reuters on Thursday night, Donald Trump opened up about the current state of the United States' relationship with North Korea.

Trump's comments come just 24 hours after meeting with every member of the United States Senate who were briefed on the country in question. Critics of the president laughed off the meeting, saying it was more about show than anything else. During the aforementioned interview, Trump elaborated.

"There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea," Donald Trump said, before adding, "Absolutely." "We'd love to solve things diplomatically but it's very difficult," he continued.

Trump's praise

Not stopping there, Donald Trump went on to offer an awkward praise of the controversial North Korean leader. "He’s 27 years old. His father dies, took over a regime," Trump said of Kim Jong-un, before noting, "say what you want but that is not easy, especially at that age." "I'm not giving him credit or not giving him credit," he went on to say, while stating, "I'm just saying that's a very hard thing to do." When asked whether he thought Kim was "rational," Trump replied, "I have no opinion on it." As of press time, it's unknown what the next step will be between both sides, but it's clear that there are still many unanswered questions remaining.