Did Trump declare war on Jong-un via Twitter?
US President Donald Trump has taken aim at North Korea once again, apparently declaring war on the rogue state with a cryptic message on Twitter last night.
The US President tweeted that diplomacy and negotiations with the Government of Kim Jong-un hadn’t worked and ‘only one thing will work’ – seemingly a reference to military action.
He tweeted: ‘Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of US negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work.’
It comes two days after Trump, flanked by military officials and their spouses – whom he was hosting for dinner in the White House – suggested on camera: ‘Maybe it’s the calm before the storm. Could be, the calm. The calm before the storm.’
The tweets were met with anger on social media last night with many considering the President’s messages as a fresh escalation in the war of words.