Trump: North Korea is a ‘menace’

President Donald Trump called North Korea and its leader a “menace” on Thursday.

“As far as North Korea is concerned, we are in very good shape,” Trump told reporters during a joint news conference alongside Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. “We’re building our military rapidly. A lot of things have happened over the last short period of time. I’ve been here for approximately 91 days. We’re doing a lot of work. We’re in a very good position.”

But the president wouldn’t say whether he feels North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is mentally unstable and, therefore, unable to be reasoned with.

“I can’t answer your question on stability,” he said in response to the question. “I hope the answer is a positive one, not a negative one, but hopefully that will be something that gets taken care of.”


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