Donald Trump took another whack at Hillary Clinton this morning on Twitter, this time for ‘allowing’ North Korea to build nuclear weapons.
Trump blamed Barack Obama’s first secretary of state for Pyongyang’s nuclear advance. He took a swipe at her husband Bill, too, a former U.S. president, and one at Obama for failing to curtail North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.
‘After allowing North Korea to research and build Nukes while Secretary of State (Bill C also), Crooked Hillary now criticizes,’ he said in a tweet.
He retweeted another user who said, ‘It is the height of hypocrisy. Obama and Clinton in effect gave nuclear weapons to North Korea by their policy of appeasement.’
Donald Trump took another whack at Hillary Clinton this morning on Twitter, this time for ‘allowing’ North Korea to build nuclear weapons
Trump blamed Barack Obama’s first secretary of state for Pyongyang’s nuclear advance. He took a swipe at her husband Bill, too, a former U.S. president
He also took a whack at Obama for failing to curtail North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, retweeting the above user’s complaint that Obama and Clinton are hypocrites
Hillary Clinton was critical on Tuesday evening of Trump’s speech to the United Nations earlier that day as it pertained to North Korea.
She told Late Show host Stephen Colbert, ‘I thought it was very dark, dangerous, not the kind of message that the leader of the greatest country in the world should be delivering.’
Clinton browbeat Trump for calling Kim Jong-un ‘Rocket Man’ in his remarks to the General Assembly and threatening to ‘totally destroy North Korea.’
‘What I hoped the president would have said is something along the lines of, “We view this as dangerous to our allies, to the region and even to our country. We call on all nations to work with us to try to end the threat posed by Kim Jong-un.”
She added, ‘And not call him Rocket Man, the old Elton John song, but to say clearly, “We will not tolerate any attacks on our friends or ourselves.”‘
‘But you should lead with diplomacy,’ she said.
Trump pulled no punches during his first speech to the annual international gathering.
He told world leaders: ‘Our military will soon be the strongest it has ever been,’ he warned, before saying that North Korea ‘imperils the world with nuclear conflict.’
‘No nation on earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles,’ he said. ‘Now their reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life.’
Then came the line that had Clinton and others shuddering: ‘The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.’
The threat created an immediate buzz inside the assembly hall.
Picking up a derisive term from one of his tweets over the weekend, Trump said, ‘Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime.’
His stinging condemnation of North Korea hung heavy in the air as Kim’s authoritarian government skipped the lecture on their misbehavior.
The country’s nuclear ambitions have already led to two rounds of economic sanctions via the UN Security Council, and the U.S. is looking for more on its own.
Trump excoriated Kim for running a country beset with poverty and where torture is the norm.
‘No one has shown more contempt for other nations and for the well-being of their own people than the depraved regime in North Korea,’ he said. ‘It is responsible for the starvation deaths of millions of North Koreans. And for the imprisonment, torture, killing and oppression of countless more.’
Dictator Kim Jong-Un has been testing both atomic bombs and medium-range ballistic missiles, threatening east Asia and at least one U.S. island territory
Where did they go? Seats allocated to North Korea were empty during the speech. One junior diplomatic aide stayed behind to hear Trump but sat elsewhere
Kim has raided his country’s resources in pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Trump said last month that he would unleash ‘fire and fury’ at North Korea if the U.S. were threatened.
When Tuesday’s speech was over, Trump told reporters: ‘I think it went really well. I said what I had to say.’
Later that evening, he tweeted that his maiden speech at the UN had been a roaring success.
‘A great and important day at the United Nations,’ he wrote. ‘Met with leaders of many nations who agree with much (or all) of what I stated in my speech!’