Trump began a set of empty threats toward North Korea. There are several reasons.
1) He is frustrated about the Russian probe by the special investigator.
2) He wants desperately to be seen as a tough guy (he isn't) and he blusters.
3) He has no answer for North Korea.
Remember that Congress initiated the new UN sanctions against North Korea, not Trump. That is unusual but Trump is so incompetent that someone had to do something.
So I have been closely watching the news (various sources) and have heard from almost every one of them that there are diplomats working back channels to negotiate with North Korea. To a man, they have denied that Trump is even involved.
Every year North Korea threatens war. This happens almost exactly when the USA and South Korean militaries conduct joint exercises. It also happens when the North Korean economy is at its lowest. It will be interesting to see what will actually happen. Will Trump push Kim to fire missiles around Guam and cause a new unnecessary war? Or will the adults in the room prevail?
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