Trump praised for staying tough on NKorea
This week, Trump announced that the United States was taking a step that should have happened a long time ago – designating the rogue regime in Pyongyang as a state sponsor of terrorism.
North Korea will now join Iran, Sudan and Syria as the only countries on the dubious list.
Trump announced this move as part of his “maximum pressure campaign,” which is being implemented in order to punish and isolate North Korea for continuing to build missiles that can potentially hit the U.S. mainland with a nuclear weapon.
Mississippi Republican Roger Wicker believes that the president is right in keeping the military option on the table.
“I absolutely applaud President Trump for not ruling out any option,” Wicker expressed. “You just don’t do that. You leave it all on the table.”
Wicker maintains that he understands what is at stake.
“I have a son in the United States Air Force, [and] he was stationed three years in Okinawa [and] one year in Korea,” the conservative shared. “If war had broken out, he would have been in great physical jeopardy as would our troops today.”
Wicker asserted that Kim Jong Un is unstable and unpredictable, so he feels that the U.S. needs to watch him and be prepared.
“If he ever, ever took a swing at the United States, it would be the last day of his life, and I think he knows that,” Wicker concluded. “So, I hope we can avoid any kind of a shooting war, but you don’t rule it out.”