Earlier this week, Donald Trump made headlines when he made an impromptu threat of potential war against North Korea. In the aftermath, Trump has expressed that his only regret was that he wasn't "tough enough" the first time around.

Trump on North Korea

When Donald Trump was running for president, he made a habit out of lashing out with controversial remarks and statements. Not long after he kicked off his campaign, Trump found himself criticizing various world leaders, with the exception of Russian President Vladimir Putin. When it came to Kim Jong-un, Trump's stance was inconsistent.

At times the former host of "The Apprentice" would be critical of Kim, though he would also find time to praise him, leaving many in the mainstream media to hit back with wonder. Since pulling off the upset victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton last November, Trump has not had a good relationship with North Korea, which was made even worse after the United Nations voted to increase sanctions. After the rival nation sent out a threat against the United States earlier this week, Trump replied with one of his own, warning "Fire And Fury" against them. As reported by the Associated Press on August 10, Trump is not backing down.

This past Tuesday, Donald Trump warned North Korea not to make anymore threats against the United States, saying, "They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen." As expected, critics of the president and most of the media fired back, accusing the Trump of reckless remarks that could put the country in danger.

On Thursday, Trump addressed reporters outside his private golf club in New Jersey.

When asked about the criticism he received in response to his comments about North Korea, Donald Trump elaborated further.

"I think this is the first time they heard it like they heard it," Trump said, before adding, "Frankly, the people that were questioning that statement 'was it too tough,' maybe it wasn't tough enough."

"They (North Korea) have been doing this to our country for a long time, for many years," Donald Trump continued.

"It's about time someone stuck up for our country, and for other countries," he noted, before concluding, "If anything, maybe that statement wasn't tough enough."

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Responding to Donald Trump and his remarks from earlier in the week, North Korea announced that they were in the preliminary stages of possibly striking a United States base in Guam, leaving the door open for further military action in the future. With Trump is trying to make his case, he's sitting on an approval rating of just 35 percent after only six months in office.