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Are we going to war with North Korea? Maybe, but Trump says that's not his preference at all.

If recent ship movements and this week’s Capitol briefing of the Senate didn’t convince you where our country could be headed with North Korea, wonder no more. President Trump himself is saying there's a chance that a "major, major conflict" could break out between the U.S. and North Korea.

In an interview with Reuters, the President insisted that he wants to resolve tensions with North Korea through diplomacy, but he adds "it's very difficult." He praised the Chinese president for "trying very hard" to bring about a peaceful resolution.

Trump also calls President Xi Jingping [[she JEEN-peeng]] a "very good man" who doesn't want to see turmoil and death in the region. “I have established a very good personal relationship with President Xi," Trump noted. "I really feel that he is doing everything in his power to help us with a big situation.”

  • As part of that, you might recall some months ago when Mr. Trump had a phone call with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen – a call that upset China quite a lot. And at the time, Trump dismissed their objections. Now? Not so much. When asked about further contact with Tsai over North Korea, Trump offered, “"So I wouldn't want to be causing difficulty right now for him," Trump continued. "I think he's doing an amazing job as a leader and I wouldn't want to do anything that comes in the way of that. So I would certainly want to speak to him first."

Source: Reuters

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