When Donald Trump was only a real estate mogul and not the leader of the free world, it appears he predicted the North Korean crisis he now faces as president. Speaking to Tim Russert on NBC's "Meet the Press" in 1999, he said of probable conflicts with the nation, "First I would negotiate. I would negotiate like crazy. And I'd make sure that we tried to get the best deal possible."
He also said that in a few years, North Korea would have missiles pointed at the United States. If negotiation didn’t work, "We have to solve the problem." Reacting to former president Bill Clinton's deal with North Korea in 1994, Trump added, “This country went out and gave them nuclear reactors -- free fuel for ten years.”
“These people are laughing at us,” he told Russert.
Mike Opelka remarked on today's "Pure Opelka" that "the only thing missing from Trump’s analysis is Iran’s involvement, which I think is evident.”
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