Trump's strategy on North Korea similar to Obama's

Elias Hubbard
August 12, 2017

President Trump's aggressive response to North Korea triggered a fall in global stock markets.

Before we get to the timeline, some context: "Fox & Friends", the notorious morning program on Fox News, has been coddling Donald Trump since at least 2011, when he started a weekly call-in to the program on Monday mornings.

Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations told Fox News how the UN had hit the nation "hard" with its sanctions. I don't feel like it's any kind of real coincidence that Donald Trump would end up bragging about the modernization and strength of the USA nuclear arsenal on that specific day. While nuclear confrontation still seems incredibly remote, the comments have sparked deep unease in the United States, Asia and beyond. The appeal for sanctions passed unanimously, not because Trump is a master of diplomacy, persuading foreign nations to go along with a plan they were skeptical of, but because members of the U.N. Security Council were already inclined to support such a resolution. Allowing this vote to pass the United Nations Security Council, where it has a veto, however, demonstrates that when Trump makes a military threat, China takes him seriously. "I can't talk about anything that's classified, and if that's in the newspaper that's a shame".

Echoing Trump's martial tone, Mattis said North Korea should stand down its nuclear weapons program and "cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people".

Haley, however, maintained that "we are not going to run scared from them".

Haley also on Tuesday said she has "no reason" to comment on a story on Fox News' website's front page, which was retweeted by Trump, about anti-ship cruise missiles being loaded onto a patrol boat.

Jumping back to 2017, Trump reiterated his "fire and fury" threat Wednesday on Twitter by taking it to a nuclear level, specifically reminding the world that the US nuclear arsenal was "far stronger and more powerful than ever before". Perhaps buoyed on such modest expectations, she has prospered at the United Nations, working hard to build close relationships with other delegations, particularly those of America's European allies. Russian Federation - another country that has favored North Korea at times - voted for the resolution as well.

Senator Lindsey Graham said last week that he had discussed the military option with Mr Trump personally, telling NBC: "If thousands die, they're going to die over there".

This sobering development comes years earlier than many experts had predicted. "During anxious times", she said, "it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices". "The people of SC are embarrassed by Nikki Haley!" he tweeted angrily. She learned in SC, as only a governor can, how to twist arms to rally support.

Hours later, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley appeared on Kilmeade's show and co-host Steve Doocy asked Haley about the story about North Korean missiles on "the frontpage of". But she said: "The words were his own".

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