President Donald Trump stood by his bellicose rhetoric on North Korea Friday, telling leader Kim Jong Un he “will truly regret it and he will regret it fast” if he issues an overt threat or attacks Guam or a US ally.
“This man will not get away with what he is doing,” Trump told reporters. “If he utters one threat in the form of an overt threat … or if he does anything with respect to Guam, or any place else that is an American territory or an America ally, he will truly regret it and he will regret it fast.”
Trump’s 17-day working vacation in suburban New Jersey has been dominated by an uptick in rhetoric with North Korea, with Trump first promising “fire and fury” if the rogue nation continued to threaten the United States. Trump stood by that statement on Thursday, saying that it may have not been tough enough.