Trump escalates a dispute with the Wall Street Journal over a quotation

Saul Bowman
January 17, 2018

Jenkins, in case you don't remember, was the soldier from Rich Square, North Carolina, who spent 40 years in that country after deserting across the border while serving in the U.S. Army in South Korea.

Camera IconThe US state department has issued the travel warning despite Donald Trump's openness for talks with North Korea.

"Like North Korea, Russia is also under economic sanctions".

"Caught RED HANDED", Trump tweeted in December, "very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea". Hyon Song Wol can be seen behind Kwon Hyok Bong, director of the Arts and Performance Bureau in North Korea's Culture Ministry. "No electricity. In the wintertime you freeze - in my bedroom, the walls were covered in ice".

According to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Saturday morning's false alarm in Hawaii, during which the government issued an emergency alert claiming a ballistic missile inbound, and didn't withdraw the warning for 38 minutes, underscores the need for the United States to seek diplomatic solutions "immediately" and without precondition with North Korea. This is the result of decades of failed leadership in this country and its leaders failing to take seriously the nuclear threat posed by North Korea and engage in face-to-face discussions to alleviate that threat, has produced the current crisis, she said.

Both the newspaper and the White House posted their recordings of the interview and it appears the newspaper's recounting of the quote is accurate, even if Trump now says he meant that he would have a good relationship with Kim at some point down the road.

To be fair, Freeland herself acknowledged last month the negotiating table needs to first be set with a "campaign of worldwide pressure [that] will lead to the best outcome for the whole world ... which is a diplomatic path to a resolution of this crisis". Trump reaffirmed last week that he is open to dialogue with the communist regime when the conditions are right.

Last week, global tensions cooled somewhat with the resumption of talks between North and South Korea.

Responding to these talks and the possibility of North Korean participation, Sen.

Leading up to the Winter Olympics, the North Korean regime has embarked on a goodwill tour of sorts, establishing a military hotline to Seoul and offering to send North Korean musicians on cultural exchanges.

"The nuclear war hysteria of the US authorities including Trump has reached an extremely reckless and rash phase for an actual war", said KCNA, North Korea's official state media.

In his first comments as President about North Korea onApril 30, 2017, he called Kim Jong-Un "a pretty smart cookie". "I said 'I'd have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un, ' a big difference", Trump continued.

In September, after Trump nicknamed Kim "little rocket man", Kim called Trump a "mentally deranged USA dotard".

It was here he was given North Korean plutonium to hold - a heavy, radioactive metal encased in a glass jar. Our efforts, our threats, our daily absorption arguably could be doing more harm than good.

But Rasiulis cautioned against "spouting rainbows" and putting too much "political veneer" on the tough days ahead.

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