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GOP Rep. defends Korean trade deal Trump has threatened to end

October 12, 2017
Jonathan Swan | Axios
A Republican House leader on trade gave a full-throated defense of the U.S.-Korean trade deal on Wednesday, as anxiety rises in Washington that President Trump is on course to sink the deal.
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Trump says Tillerson is ‘wasting his time’ on North Korea

October 2, 2017
Peter Baker, David Sanger | The New York Times
“President Trump undercut his own secretary of state on Sunday, calling his effort to open lines of communication with North Korea a waste of time, and seeming to rule out a diplomatic resolution to the nuclear-edged confrontation with Pyongyang.
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Scoop: Trump urges staff to portray him as "crazy guy"

October 2, 2017
Jonathan Swan | Axios
Plenty of world leaders think the president is crazy — and he seems to view that madman reputation as an asset. The downsides are obvious: the rhetoric can unnerve allies and has the potential to provoke enemies into needless, unintended war. But Trump keeps using the tactic, with varying degrees of success.
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In Tillerson’s China Stop, Questions on North Korea but Slim Chance of Clarity

September 29, 2017
David Sanger | The New York Times
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson is scheduled to arrive in Beijing early Saturday for a brief visit, amid confusing signals about President Trump’s position on two questions looming over the confrontation with North Korea: Is America’s long-term goal to overthrow its leader, Kim Jong-un, or just try to change his behavior? And what would it take to get negotiations with Pyongyang started?
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Poll: Far more trust generals than Trump on N. Korea, while two-thirds oppose preemptive strike

September 25, 2017
Philip Rucker, Scott Clement | The Washington Post
Two-thirds of Americans oppose launching a preemptive military strike against North Korea, with a majority trusting the U.S. military to handle the escalating nuclear crisis responsibly but not President Trump, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.
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Trump trades insults with ‘madman’ North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

September 22, 2017
Abby Phillip, Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
President Trump labeled North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un a "madman" hours after announcing new sanctions on the rogue regime. The comments, sent in a tweet early Friday morning, appeared to be a reaction to the North Korean leader's dismissal of Trump in his own statement on Thursday night.
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September 16th, 2017 President Trump: Our options to address North Korea are ‘effective and overwhelming’

September 18, 2017
Kelly O'Donnell | NBC News
After the latest missile launch from North Korea, President Donald Trump says he is more confident than ever that his options to address threats from the rogue nation are “effective and overwhelming.”
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UN Security Council unanimously approves new sanctions against...

September 12, 2017
Jeff Zeleny | CNBC
The UN Security Council unanimously voted for stronger sanctions against North Korea, which aim to cut the rogue nation’s annual export revenue by $1.3 billion.
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‘Talking is not the answer!’ Trump warns North Korea

August 31, 2017
Ashley Parker | The Washington Post
President Trump warned North Korea on Wednesday morning that “talking is not the answer,” in his first unfiltered public comments since the hostile nation launched yet another missile early Tuesday, this one over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean.
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