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Trump Triples Down on His Threat to North Korea: If They Act, They ‘Will Regret It Fast’

For the third time this week, amid rising tensions with North Korea, President Donald Trump made an overt threat to the North Koreans while delivering public comments.

Following this morning’s tweet in which Trump said US military solutions were “locked and loaded,” he briefly spoke to reporters this afternoon after giving a statement at his New Jersey golf course, where he is currently staying during a 17-day working vacation.

When asked about the tweet, Trump responded that what he said is what he meant and “those words are very, very easy to understand.”

After claiming that one way or the other his administration will be “very, very successful” in a quick fashion with North Korea, and stating that any other leader would have been congratulated for talking so tough, Trump then went after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un:

“And if he utters one threat in the form of an overt threat, which, by the way, he has been uttering for years, and his family has been uttering for years, or if he does anything with respect to Guam or any place else that’s an American territory or an American ally, he will truly regret it, and he will regret it fast.”

This latest bombastic rhetoric from the president comes after he said there will be “fire and fury” unlike anything the world has seen and that his threat wasn’t a dare to North Korea.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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