President Trump has never been one to mince words.
And many like that he backs up his straight talk with action.
But that’s why with just four words he sent a loud and clear message to Kim Jong Un.
“Do not underestimate us.”
Speaking before South Korea’s National Assembly, Trump addressed North Korea’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Past Presidents have tried and ultimately failed to convince North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
The President detailed that past and then warned Kim Jong Un:
The regime has interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness. This would be a fatal miscalculation.
This is a very different administration than the United States has had in the past. Today I hope I speak not only for our countries, but for all civilized nations when I say to the North: Do not underestimate us. And do not try us.
We will defend our common security, our shared prosperity, and our sacred liberty.
America does not seek conflict or confrontation. But we will never run from it.
History is filled with discarded regimes that have foolishly tested America’s resolve. Anyone who doubts the strength or determination of the United States should look to our past, and you will doubt it no longer.
We will not permit America or our allies to be blackmailed or attacked. We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction. We will not be intimidated. And we will not let the worst atrocities in history be repeated here on this ground we fought and died so hard to secure.
You can bet Kim Jong Un was listening and didn’t like what he heard.
Is Rocket man suicidal enough to continue down this dangerous path with Trump at the helm?
Trump isn’t Barack Obama or Bill Clinton. He’s not even George Bush.
Will Kim try to call Trump’s bluff?
Or will he be wise enough to abandon his pursuit of nuclear weapons?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!