As Trump Threatens, US Negotiates With North Korea

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In this week's fact-checking video, CNN's Jake Tapper and FactCheck.org review the accuracy of President Donald Trump's tweet about the modernization of the US nuclear weapons program. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Foreign Relations Committee, warned North Korea about what would happen if it launched a nuclear strike.

"I think he's made a decision long ago, quite frankly, to try to negotiate the threat with North Korea".

According to Action News Jax, during a speech in Jacksonville on Wednesday, U.S. Sen. But unnamed sources told the AP that the talks have done little to quell concerns about North Korea's escalation of its missile and nuclear program, though the sources also suggested that negotiation could still be possible, if Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un publicly choose negotiations instead of threats.

The Associated Press reports that Yun is the only US diplomat in contact with representatives of the North Korean government. "I think the problem is a lunatic in North Korea with nuclear weapons".

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I'd like to de-nuke the world.

North Korea has reportedly been threatening to attack the usa territory of Guam more than 2,000 miles southeast of North Korea in the Pacific Ocean. "Maybe it wasn't tough enough", Trump told reporters at his New Jersey golf club.

Trump issued a presidential memorandum on January 27 that, among other things, directed the secretary of defense to initiate a Nuclear Posture Review "to ensure that the United States nuclear deterrent is modern, robust, flexible, resilient, ready, and appropriately tailored to deter 21st-century threats and reassure our allies".

Thursday afternoon, the State Department pushed back.

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