President Donald Trump on Friday pulled back from his comments earlier in the week promising North Korea “fire and fury” if the country didn’t hold off on their threats to the U.S.
The Hill reported Friday evening that after a meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, and national security adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster, Trump calmed the charged rhetoric of the last week and simply claimed “hopefully it will all work out.”
It was reported in the article that Trump simply wants a “peaceful solution” between the U.S. and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un regime, and claimed that the president would be speaking with Chinese President Xi Jinping later in the evening to discuss the circumstances.
This is a stark contrast to Trump’s earlier Friday comments, which claimed that the U.S. was “locked and loaded” for a retaliatory act against North Korea should they attack Guam as they’d claimed to have planned.
Trump in April made similar comments about U.S. relations with North Korea, and claimed that he hoped “things work out well” with North Korea.
“We’ll see what happens,” he told Fox News. “I hope things work out well; I hope there’s going to be peace.”