President Donald Trump has issued a defiant statement on the escalating North Korea tensions.
Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One that he has “nothing to do” with the North Korea crisis and that he “hasn’t seen a single piece of bad news” about it.
“I’m not going to get involved with anything that doesn’t help our country,” Trump said.
“If I did, I wouldn’t be president.”
“I don’t see it,” he added.
“The whole thing is a disaster.
It’s a total disaster.
And we have nothing.
The North Koreans are in a state of total, utter, utter disaster.
We have nothing, nothing, so we have to get our hands off it.”
Trump was joined by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn.
Trump said the United States will not “totally withdraw” from the nuclear deal and that the agreement is a “very good one.”
“This deal is one of the strongest in the history of the world, and I have been saying for a long time that it’s one of my top priorities,” Trump told the reporters aboard the Air Force plane.
“We are going to make sure that our military is prepared to handle this threat and the threat of North Korea,” Trump continued.
“This agreement is going to go a long way in protecting our nation and our people from this threat.”