'US will continue to put pressure on North Korea'

Katrina Barker
October 11, 2017

President Trump held a get-together of top military brass at the White House Thursday night, and his aides summoned the White House press corps to document it.

"Nothing has changed despite what you may read in the media or watch on TV".

Earlier in the evening, the president had lauded the group, including his defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and said they would be discussing the most pressing military issues facing the country, including North Korea and Iran.

North Korea fired a missile over Japan last month and tested a hydrogen bomb, prompting Trump to insist that "all options were on the table" in an implied threat of pre- emptive military action.

US President Donald Trump on Saturday morning blasted NBC News in a tweet, criticizing what he says is their "knowingly inaccurate" reporting.

In a speech to a meeting of the powerful Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party last Saturday, Mr Kim said North Korea's nuclear weapons are a "powerful deterrent firmly safeguarding the peace and security in the Korean peninsula and North-east Asia", referring to the "protracted nuclear threats of the U.S. imperialists", the report said.

The president went on to stress the importance of the Hispanic community, and specifically praised Hispanic business owners for their contribution to our economy.

Reporters asked the president what he was talking about and what storm was coming. I think we've got a lot of bad actors in the world.

Following a Thursday meeting with defence officials in the cabinet room, he asked journalists: "Do you know what this represents?"

"We're going to make a decision in the not too distant future", Trump said.

Or maybe not - maybe this was just the showman president grabbing the day's narrative and providing viewers with a reason to keep tuning in, even if there was no plan for an actual storm.

"In a few days from now, a week and a half to be exact, you'll see exactly", Trump told Huckabee.

The comments caused worry amid tensions with North Korea and following a hastily called news conference on Wednesday at which Secretary of State Rex Tillerson denied he was planning to resign. "When we don't, I think that's troubling for all of us". "He's been very clear that that's his No. 1 priority, and if he feels action is necessary, he will take it".

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