Trump releases statement on N. Korean missile launch – UPDATED

The White House has released a statement this morning on the N. Korean ballistic missile launch last night that flew over Japan before crashing into the sea:

I’ve typed it out below:

The world has received North Korea’s latest message loud and clear: this regime has signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior.

Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime’s isolation in the region and among all nations of the world. All options are on the table.

So I guess we’ll have to wait to see what happens.

If you ask me, N. Korea clearly crossed Trump’s red line last night so I don’t see how he can’t respond in some way. Whether it’s militarily or diplomatically, Trump needs to make clear that N. Korea went too far with this missile launch. Otherwise people will realize he wasn’t serious and begin to compare him to Obama.


Trump told the press this morning ‘we’ll see’ when asked about what he intends to do about N. Korea:

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