President Trump issued a new statement from his press office Monday, blasting the Biden administration’s approach to the Korean peninsula and touting his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“Kim Jong-un of North Korea, who I have gotten to know (and like) under the most trying of circumstances, never respected the current President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in,” Trump said in a statement.
“President Moon was weak as a leader and as a negotiator, except when it came to the continued, long term military rip-off of the USA… We were treated like fools for decades, however, I got them to pay billions of dollars more for the military protection and services we render.”
“The Biden Administration is not even going to ask for the additional billions South Korea agreed to pay us,” Trump added.
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BODY BLOW: US CRACKS DOWN on Kim’s ILLEGAL Weapons Programs
The Trump administration unveiled new sanctions and economic pressure aimed at North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s expanding nuclear and chemical weapons programs this week; clamping down on international businesses and trading partners that continue to conduct business with the brutal communist regime.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the crippling new guidelines Wednesday, saying the US refuses to sit idly as the Hermit Kingdom continues to test nuclear warheads and long-range ballistic missiles; adding America will do all it can to stop Kim’s “destabilizing activities.”
“We are sanctioning additional oil, shipping, and trading companies that continue to provide a lifeline to North Korea to fuel this regime’s nuclear ambitions and destabilizing activities,” said Mnuchin.
The new policy highlights the President’s suspicions that Russia and China are covertly aiding Kim’s regime, sending fuel and food supplies already banned by recent UN sanctions.
“[The United States] designated 10 representatives of the Korea Ryonbong General Corporation (Ryonbong), which has been designated by the UN and the United States,” said the Treasury Secretary. “Ryonbong specializes in acquisition for North Korean defense industries and support to Pyongyang’s military-related sales. Its procurements also probably support North Korea’s chemical weapons program.”
BORN TO RUN: Kamala Harris Takes the TOP SPOT as Potential 2020 Challenger
Hyper-liberal Senator and anti-Trump crusader Kamala Harris emerged this week as the “betting favorite” to take-on President Trump in 2020; surpassing Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden to lead the Democratic ticket.
According to SF Gate, online betting websites Oddshark and Oddschecker have Harris emerging as the most likely candidate; scoring 9/2 odds of winning the Democratic primary heading into the 2020 election.
“Oddschecker, a site that compares odds across a number of prominent betting sites, also found that Harris consistently receives better odds than her Democratic counterparts,” writes SF Gate. “The site gives Kamala Harris 9/2 odds to win the Democratic nomination, followed by Joe Biden with 11/2 odds.”
Sen. Harris has so-far refused to confirm whether she plans a potential run for the White House, but has said she’s “considering it” in the face of President Trump’s policies on immigration, the economy, and North Korea.
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