President Donald Trump marks his 100 days in office with a new deal on government spending but it comes as tensions escalate in North Korea, which warns it will carry out a nuclear test “at any time and at any location.”
A Japanese warship left port Monday morning for the Korean peninsula amid heightened tensions with North Korea. The Japanese destroyer will escort a U.S. supply ship in the Western Pacific.
The move comes after North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un tested another ballistic missile on Friday.
“If he does a nuclear test I will not be happy,” Trump told John Dickerson on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
The Trump administration formally offered Kim Jong-un the chance to negotiate an end to the standoff and the president indicated he’d be willing to put aside U.S. trade disputes to get China to exert pressure on North Korea.
“Trade is very important but massive warfare with millions, potentially millions of people being killed? That, as we would say, trumps trade,” Trump said.
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