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Trump Blames ‘Previous Administrations’ For North Korea, Issues Blunt Warning: ‘We’ll Handle North Korea’

President Donald Trump spoke briefly to the White House press pool Monday prior to his first full Cabinet meeting with retired Gen. John Kelly installed as Chief of Staff.

And in his remarks, he — ever so casually — tossed some shade in the direction of his Oval Office predecessors.

“We have some interesting situations that we’ll handle,” Trump said. “North Korea, Middle East, lots of problems that we inherited from previous administrations but we’ll take care of them. We’ll take care of them very well.”

As the press pool was being ushered out of the room, a reporter asked specifically what Trump plans to do about North Korea. The President’s answer was vague, but blunt.

“We’ll handle North Korea,” Trump said. “We’ll be able to handle it. It will be handled. We handle everything.”

Also in his comments to the pool, Trump praised Kelly and said that he believed the former Homeland Security director would go down as one of the greatest ever to hold the job of White House Chief of Staff.

“I want to congratulate him on the great job he has done with Homeland Security,” Trump said. “And I have no doubt he will be an absolutely superb Chief of Staff.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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