President Donald Trump didn’t hold back at all in describing the threat of North Korea at his speech before the United Nations.
“The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself and its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” Trump said in his first address to the General Assembly.
“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,” he said.
In addition to North Korea, the president specifically targeted what he called a “small group of rogue regimes” — including Iran and Syria — that pose threats around the globe. Trump contended that “Rocket Man” — his recently coined nickname for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un — threatens an “unthinkable loss of human life” by pursuing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.