‘Pressure Not Working?’: CBS’ Dickerson Asks Trump About North Korea’s Missile Tests
CBS previewed an interview President Donald Trump gave to Face the Nation, where John Dickerson asked him about North Korea’s defiance and continued threats against the United States.
The rogue nation held a new ballistic missile test last night after weeks of an escalating standoff with America. This test comes shortly after Trump told reporters that a “major, major conflict” over North Korea’s nuclear activity was a possibility.
Dickerson started off with these developments, asking Trump “is the pressure not working.” Trump responded that he “will not be happy” if North Korea continues with their weapon testing, and he declined to rule out the possibility of taking military action against them.
“Well, I didn’t say, ‘Don’t test a missile,. [Kim Jon Un]’s going to have to do what he has to do. But he understands we’re not going to be very happy. And I will tell you, a man that I’ve gotten to like and respect – the president of China, President Xi [Jinping] – I believe has been putting pressure on him also. But so far, perhaps nothing’s happened and perhaps it has. This was a small missile. This was not a big missile. This was not a nuclear test, which he was expected to do three days ago. We’ll see what happens.”
When Dickerson asked Trump to clarify the possibility of intervention, Trump said “I don’t know. I mean, we’ll see.”
Recently, Trump acknowledged that “it’s not so easy” for China to apply political pressure in order to reign in North Korea.
The full interview will air on CBS tomorrow at 10:30 A.M. EST.
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