“First, I negotiate. I would negotiate like crazy. And I’d make sure that we tried to get the best deal possible,” Trump told Russert.
“Now, if that negotiation doesn’t work, you better solve the problem now than solve it later, Tim. And you know it. And every politician knows it. And nobody wants to talk about it,” Trump said.
Trump in 1999 described nuclear proliferation as the world’s “biggest problem” and said North Korea would soon have “weapons pointed all over the world and specifically at the United States.”
“And we have a country out there, North Korea, which is sort of whacko, which is not a bunch of dummies,” the real estate mogul said at the time. “And they are going out and they are developing nuclear weapons. And they’re not doing it because they’re having fun doing it. They’re doing it for a reason.”
“I’m not talking about us using nuclear weapons. I’m saying that they have areas where they’re developing missiles,” he said.
“We virtually tried to bribe them into stopping and they’re continuing to do what they’re doing. And they’re laughing at us. They think we’re a bunch of dummies. I’m saying that we have to do something to stop.”
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