Trump says North Korea's missile tests 'would never have happened' if he were president

Trump says North Korea’s missile tests ‘would never have happened’ if he were president

Former President Donald Trump denounced the Biden administration for its treatment of North Korea on Sunday during a speech at a church-led conference in South Korea, saying the rogue state would not launch missile tests if he was still in power.

Instead, he claimed that his “peace through force” strategy brought unprecedented progress.

His pre-recorded speech was delivered at an event in Seoul hosted by the Unification Church, a Christian group known for its mass weddings and global business interests.

Other members of his administration attended in person, including his Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, both being considered possible candidates in 2024.

Trump said his personal meetings with Kim Jong-un had produced results, including the return of the hostages and the remains of the hostages.

“Over the past few months, we have seen an alarming return to escalation, including a number of missile tests,” he said.

“Chairman Kim does not respect or trust the leaders of the United States.

“Well, everyone knows that this would never have happened if I were president.”

Former President Donald Trump denounced the Biden administration for its treatment of North Korea on Sunday during a speech at a Korean church-led event.

Former President Donald Trump denounced the Biden administration for its treatment of North Korea on Sunday during a speech at a Korean church-led event.

Trump criticized his successor's foreign policy and the

Trump criticized his successor’s foreign policy and the “incompetence” of President Joe Biden’s departure from Afghanistan and urged his audience not to confuse “the weakness of our current leaders in the United States with the weakness of the United States of America.”

Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un three times

Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un three times

He also urged North Korea to do everything to jeopardize what he said was a “unique opportunity” to make progress during his four years in office.

“As I have said on numerous occasions, I strongly believe that the best path for North Korea lies along the path of closer cooperation, integration and economic development,” he said.

“But for that to happen, there can be no threat of nuclear weapons, it just won’t work. denuclearization is not the biggest risk for North Korea. Denuclearization is the greatest opportunity.”

The Kim regime resumed testing shorter-range missiles in 2019 while Trump was in office, a year after unilaterally halting nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile testing.

Trump met Kim in Singapore in 2018, becoming the first sitting president to meet with a North Korean ruler.

They met twice more, but progress stalled after their second meeting, when the US rejected North Korea’s demands for the lifting of sanctions in exchange for a partial halt in its nuclear program.

This year, North Korea stepped up launches of often tried and tested technologies.

In January alone, at least six ballistic missiles were launched in four tests.

“Don’t confuse the weakness of our current leaders in the United States with the weakness of the United States of America,” Trump said.

‘They’re not the same. This would be a terrible mistake.

Trump (left) met with Kim at the demilitarized zone separating North Korea from South Korea in June 2019, their third meeting in person.  Trump has told confidants that he is in touch with Kim Jong-un.

Trump (left) met with Kim at the demilitarized zone separating North Korea from South Korea in June 2019, their third meeting in person. Trump has told confidants that he is in touch with Kim Jong-un.

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman is releasing a book, The Confident Man.

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman is releasing a book, The Confident Man.

And urged the audience not to underestimate the US based on President Biden’s foreign policy.

“Career politicians come and go, but Americans are just as strong, proud and confident people as we have always been,” he said.

“We are the fiercest and most loyal of all friends.

“The incompetence we’ve seen in withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and how it’s been handled and elsewhere may have weakened the poll results for some current politicians, but it’s only strengthened that backbone of the American people.”

Last week, excerpts from a new book showed that Trump told confidants he was still talking to Kim.

Journalist Maggie Haberman said Kim was the only foreign leader Trump said he kept in touch with.

“What he says and what actually happens don’t always match, but he has told people that he has some kind of correspondence or discussion with Kim Jong Un,” she told CNN about her upcoming book, The Man confident”. The Creation of Donald Trump and the Division of America.

During his speech at the weekend gathering, Pence said the deepening relationship between China and Russia poses an increasing threat to their democratic neighbors, organizers of the forum told The Associated Press. He also called for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the statement said.

While in Seoul, Pence met with South Korean conservative presidential candidate Yoon Seok-yeol, as well as foreign policy advisers to rival ruling party Lee Jae-myung.

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