Trump’s Empty North Korea Threats Will Lead to Humiliation or War | Foreign Policy

Lest anyone gain the impression that President Donald Trump is feeling any regret over his recent provocations of North Korea — calling its leader “Rocket Man” and threatening to “totally destroy” the country with “fire and fury” — recent days have only seen an intensification of the president’s rhetoric. Shortly after mocking his own secretary of state for “wasting his time trying to negotiate with ‘Little Rocket Man’” and telling U.S. military leaders they were in “the calm before the storm,” Trump called previous U.S. negotiators “fools” for trying to deal with Pyongyang, ominously tweeting: “Sorry, only one thing will work!”

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Trump’s Empty North Korea Threats Will Lead to Humiliation or War | Foreign Policy