In a joint press conference with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Tuesday at the White House, President Trump weighed in on what the United States is doing to support Puerto Rico as it reels from Hurricane Maria. Trump said that Gov. Ricardo Rosselló thanked him for his efforts and reminded the press he's visiting the territory on Tuesday as it experiences this humanitarian crisis.
Trump and Lajoy also took a few moments to address the North Korean threat. The Kim Jong Un regime recently said they have the capability to strike the U.S. Their rhetoric became more dangerous after Trump referred to the dictator as "Rocket Man" at the United Nations General Assembly.
The last administration left him a “mess” of a foreign policy, Trump said. But he’ll “fix it.”
They are prepared to respond to North Korea. If they have to take the military option, it will be "devastating," the president warned.
Trump was also confronted with questions about the NFL protests after more than 150 players took a knee during the national anthem on Sunday. Although he has been tweeting his disapproval of the NFL's behavior, he rejected the notion that he was “preoccupied” with the controversy.
The president went on to share how he recently visited the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, where he met veterans with missing limbs.
“They were fighting for our flag, for our national anthem,” Trump said. It’s “disgraceful” for any football player to disrespect their sacrifices.
The president said the NFL should prevent players from taking part in such disrespectful behavior.