Donald Trump says he will do ‘what’s right for the world’ in regards to North Korea and his opinion is the only one that matters.
U.S. President Donald Trump admitted on Wednesday he wants a tougher stance on North Korea than some of his advisers, while denouncing as “fake” an NBC report earlier in the day indicating that he wanted a tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
Trump made his comments to reporter questions during a photo opportunity with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as the U.S. and Canada are engaged in talks about renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.
With regard to North Korea, which has tested several missiles in the past year as it seeks to advance its nuclear capabilities, Trump’s comments were stern but not nearly as incendiary as a series of tweets and public statements in the summer. He also refrained from mentioning Kim Jong-un by name or a derisive nickname.
Trump said he had no problem with disagreement within his administration on how to contain North Korea.
“I think that I have a little bit different attitude on North Korea than other people might have and I listen to everybody, but ultimately my attitude is the one that matters, that’s the way it works,” he said.
“Ultimately I will do what’s best for the United States, and really, what’s right for the world,” Trump said at a different juncture.