While visiting in Korea, Trump stepped it up a notch. Instead of attending a fancy meal with government officials, Trump opted to go and dine with the troops!
“I had a choice of having a beautiful, very fancy lunch and I said no, I want to eat with the troops and we ate with the troops,” Trump said about his lunch at Camp Humphreys.
Trump visited the military base instead of the demilitarized zone (DMZ). “It’s becoming a little bit of a cliché, frankly. And that’s why he’s going to be down at Humphreys,” a senior administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told reporters last week.
Trump later had an operational briefing with key military leaders. “I think ultimately it will all work out, it always works out, it has to work out,” Trump said about tensions with North Korea.
Shortly after he landed in Japan Saturday, Trump delivered a speech that could only be interpreted as a warning to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
“No one, no dictator, no regime … should underestimate American resolve,” Trump said at Yokota Air Base. “Every once in a while in the past they underestimated us. It was not pleasant for them.”