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Trump Tells Clinton She Had Her Chance On N. Korea And Failed

Hours after Hillary Clinton criticized President Donald Trump ’s speech to the United Nations, Trump took to Twitter to point out that Clinton had four years as secretary of state to address North Korea’s missile program.

“After allowing North Korea to research and build Nukes while Secretary of State (Bill C also), Crooked Hillary now criticizes,” Trump tweeted Wednesday.

Clinton, who served as former President Barack Obama’s secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, attacked Trump’s speech Tuesday during an appearance on CBS’s The Late Show.

“I thought it was very dark, dangerous, not the kind of message that the leader of the greatest nation in the world should be delivering,” she said.

“What I hoped the president would have said was something along the lines of, you know, we view this as dangerous to our allies, to the region, and even to our country. We call on all nations to work with us to try to end the threat posed by Kim Jong Un,” Clinton continued.

She further expressed disapproval with Trump’s new nickname for Kim.

“And not call him ‘Rocket Man,’ the old Elton John song, but to say, clearly, we will not tolerate any attacks on our friends or ourselves,” she said.

During the speech, Trump confronted North Korea’s missile launches and nuclear tests head-on.

“No one has shown more contempt for other nations and for the well-being of their own people than the depraved regime in North Korea. It is responsible for the starvation deaths of millions of North Koreans, and for the imprisonment, torture, killing and oppression of countless more,” he said.

“We were all witness to the regime’s deadly abuse when an innocent American college student, Otto Warmbier, was returned to America only to die a few days later,” Trump added. “We saw it in the assassination of the dictator’s brother using banned nerve agents in an international airport. We know it kidnapped a sweet 13-year-old Japanese girl from a beach in her own country to enslave her as a language tutor for North Korea’s spies.”

Trump then said North Korea is a threat to the world.

“If this is not twisted enough, now North Korea’s reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life. It is an outrage that some nations would not only trade with such a regime, but would arm, supply and financially support a country that imperils the world with nuclear conflict. No nation on Earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles,” Trump said.

He continued, saying, “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able. But hopefully, this will not be necessary.”

During Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, she supported the Obama-era policy of “strategic patience” and believed sanctions would bring about a change in North Korea’s behavior

During the 2016 presidential race, Clinton’s campaign defended her North Korean efforts.

“As secretary, I championed the United States’ pivot to the Asia Pacific — including shifting additional military assets to the theater — in part to confront threats like North Korea and to support our allies. I worked to get not just our allies but also Russia and China on board for the strongest sanctions yet,” a statement from the campaign said.

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source: Western Journalism

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