Trump to China: “a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better” if China helps solve “the North Korea problem”

President Donald Trump again urged China to do something about North Korea’s increasingly hostile actions in the region, insisting that the United States would act if China did not.

(Article by Charlie Spiering from

Trump recapped his meeting with President Xi Jinping last week at Mar-a-lago in a series of messages on Twitter on Tuesday.

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

Trump’s statements reflect a growing hostility to North Korea as the United States has sent the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and it’s supporting fleet to the Korean Peninsula.

“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!” Trump added.

North Korea signaled via their state media that officials were “ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S.”

Last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters that Trump wanted China to address the threat posed to North Korea, signaling that the United States was prepared to act unilaterally.

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