President Trump sounded off on North Korea from the White House Tuesday, calling out former President Obama for inaction on the authoritarian country.
“Again, as I said, hopefully, we’ll go in the very peaceful beautiful path — we’re prepared to go whichever path is necessary.”
“I’d like to be optimistic,” Trump said. “I think maybe this has gone further than anyone has taken it before. Nobody has been in the position. This should have been handled long ago. Should have been handled over many years by many different administrations. Not now.”
“This was not the right time to handle it. But these are the cards we were dealt. We’re handling it properly. Again, as I said, hopefully, we’ll go in the very peaceful beautiful path. We’re prepared to go whichever path is necessary. I think we’re having very good dialogue. You’re going to find out soon what is happening. We have made progress. There’s no question about it.”
President Trump also blasted the inaction of other administrations on North Korea, and he promised to find a solution.
“We’ll see what happens. We’re not going to talk about things that we don’t know yet,” he said. “We had very great dialogue. You’ve heard that before. So far whether you look at the Clinton administration or the Bush Administration or the Obama Administration, it never worked out. That was the time to have settled this problem. Not now. But we’re settling it. We’re going to do something. One way or the other we have to do something. We cannot let that situation fester. We cannot let it happen.” (RELATED: Trump: If Sanctions On North Korea Don’t Work, We May Have To Do ‘A Very Rough Thing’)