Reminder: Obama Also Said The U.S. Could Destroy North Korea

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Sep 19, 2017 2:15 PM
Reminder: Obama Also Said The U.S. Could Destroy North Korea

In typical fashion, liberals in the media are losing their minds over President Trump declaring the United States might need to destroy North Korea during his Tuesday morning speech to the United Nations General Assembly. 

"The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary," Trump said. 

In fact, some are accusing him of advocating for war crimes. 

But Trump isn't the only one who has used harsh rhetoric against the regime. President Obama essentially made the same threat of North Korean destruction just last year. 

"We could, obviously, destroy North Korea with our arsenals. But aside from the humanitarian costs of that, they are right next door to our vital ally, Republic of Korea."

Mr. Obama explained how the U.S. has been preparing to fend off threats from North Korea.

"One of the things that we have been doing is spending a lot more time positioning our missile defense systems, so that even as we try to resolve the underlying problem of nuclear development inside of North Korea, we're also setting up a shield that can at least block the relatively low-level threats that they're posing right now," Mr. Obama said.

The double standard lives on.