TRUMP CALL FOR MORE PRESSURE ON N. KOREA
President Trump and top aides warmed up for this week’s series of United Nations meetings by calling for more global pressure on North Korea and to at least talk about global efforts to address climate change.
After a late-night phone call between Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the White House said the two leaders will meet at the U.N. and remain “committed to continuing to take steps to strengthen deterrence and defense capabilities and to maximize economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea.”
In tweeting about the call with Moon, Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man” and appeared to refer to economic sanctions by saying that “long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!”
Meanwhile, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said during Sunday show interviews that new stories suggesting Trump has changed his mind about the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement are false. But he added that the administration is open to discussing the issue.