President Trump: ‘North Korea is Looking for Trouble. If China Doesn’t Help, We’ll Solve it Without Them!’

After wrapping up a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping last week, President Trump charged today that North Korea is “looking for trouble” and if China isn’t willing to help tamp down the threat, the U.S. “will solve the problem” alone.

“I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!” President Trump tweeted of his two-day summit with Xi at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

“North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great,” Trump wrote. “If not, we will solve the problem without them!”

North Korea launched a ballistic missile in the Sea of Japan last Tuesday – its fourth missile test so far this year. U.S. officials have also speculated that the hermetic nation could launch another missile test on April 15, the birthday of North Korea’s founder Kim il Sung.

Over the weekend, the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier was ordered to head to the Sea of Japan. North Korea reacted strongly today against the carrier’s deployment. “We will hold the US wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions,” a foreign ministry spokesman said, according to The Associated Press.

The AP reported that a North Korean official said the U.S. airstrikes in Syria prove its nuclear program is necessary to protect itself against “evermore reckless moves for a war” from the U.S.

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