President Trump: Maybe my ‘fire and fury’ threats against North Korea weren’t tough enough

 

 President Trump doubled down on his threats to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea on Thursday, pushing back against criticism that his aggressive rhetoric might backfire and inflame tensions.

“Maybe it wasn’t tough enough,” Trump said of his previous statement.

“It’s about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries,” Trump said, “So if anything, maybe that statement wasn’t tough enough. And we’re backed 100 percent by our military, we’re back by everybody and we’re backed by many other leaders.”

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