Speaking from New Jersey Thursday afternoon while seated next to National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and Vice President Mike Pence, President Trump told reporters North Korea will face consequences should they follow through with threats to attack Guam.
“He [Kim Jong Un] has disrespected our country greatly. He has said things that are horrific. And with me he’s not getting away with it. He got away with it for a long time, between him and his family. He’s not getting away with it. This is a whole new ballgame. He’s not going to be saying those things and he’s certainly not going to be doing those things. I read about we’re in Guam by Aug. 15. Let’s see what he does with Guam. He does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody’s seen before, what will happen in North Korea," Trump said.
“It’s not a dare. It’s a statement. It has nothing to do with dare. That’s a statement. He’s not going to go around threatening Guam and he’s not going to threaten the United States and he’s not going to threaten Japan and he’s not going to threaten South Korea. That’s not a dare, as you say. That is a statement of fact,” he continued.
The comments came after Trump held a national security briefing on a variety of issues ranging from Afghanistan to Venezuela.
"A lot of decisions were made, it was a very important day actually," Trump said.
The president addressed Russia's expulsion of U.S. diplomats from Moscow, the FBI's raid on former campaign director Paul Manafort's home, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and more.
Watch his full remarks below: